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Cop Attacked by Group of Suspects While Jogging in Long Island City Friday

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Nov. 23, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a group of suspects who assaulted a cop as he was jogging in Long Island City Friday.

Police said the 43-year-old cop, who was in plainclothes and on his dinner break, was running in the vicinity of Vernon Boulevard and 53rd Avenue at around 6:30 p.m. when approximately nine young men attacked him without provocation.

The officer was kicked and punched by the suspects before they fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, according to police.

A good Samaritan then came to the officer’s aid and called 911, police said,

The cop, a 15-year-veteran, was transferred to an area hospital in stable condition with injuries to his head, throat, shoulder and knee, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, tweeted Saturday that the officer was injured in an “apparently random assault during evening rush hour.”

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James Edstrom

Maybe the NYPD 108th can hire security like we did on the Hunters Point South Waterfront page to make things safer for them. I guess fighting crime just is not their thing.

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Teen gangs

Are we going to report on the 4+ other assaults by “young men” that have taken place in the neighborhood over the past few weeks? This is not an isolated incident and should be investigated as such. Just because the other incidents didn’t involve a police officer and lead to hospitalization doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be reported and taken seriously.

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Bad News Barnes

Two blocks from the station house, heavy traffic area at rush hour? There’s surely another story beneath this, but I would doubt that it’s newly emboldened Democrats wreaking havoc. Have you no imagination? Anyhow, it’s not anybody’s America. It’s Queens.

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Side effects of those red pills may include delusions

That’s an odd assertion to make considering the term doesn’t even start until January

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ASensibleman

No, it’s not odd. The Orcs have been emboldened. Expect lots more of this in the months ahead now that the President will be from the party that actively prefers criminals over cops.

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Trump is the president

You’re right, Trump lost by 5 million votes, but you need to wait for Biden to be sworn in before you blame all your problems on him please.

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