Two NYPD police officers were shot and a third was stabbed in a confrontation with a suspect in Brooklyn protest late Wednesday night.
The melee unfolded when a suspect approached a cop on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said.
Several cops responded to the scene and one pulled his firearm, the sources said.
The officer and the suspect then struggled for the weapon, which went off striking one officer in the hand and another in the arm.
A sergeant responded to the scene and fired on the suspect, who was struck.
The police officers were rushed to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene. He was listed in critical condition.
“It appears to be a complete cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer,” NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference following the shooting.
“I think we are all fed up with, what we’re saying is this violence has to stop.”
As we reported earlier these attacks, on top of the ones that we’ve previously reported on, has sent the NYPD into ‘Beast Mode’.
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