NYPD Seeks Suspect Who Allegedly Assaulted Police And Fled Arrest In West Village

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Police Department is seeking a man they say assaulted an officer during an arrest early Sunday morning.

According to the NYPD, the suspect is 20-25 years old, 5’8″, thin and has a goatee. He was wearing blue jeans and a white tank top. The incident took place in front of 114 Christopher Street.

No word why the man was being arrested, although police released surveillance video of the incident.

In the video, the suspect can be seen wiping his hands on a cloth, which he stashes in his pocket. He then scratches his groin before turning to a parked pickup truck. While it’s not certain what he’s doing in the video next, it appears he is about to relieve himself against the pickup.

The video then jumps to two police officers attempting to arrest the man. The two officers stand behind him. As they begin to search him, the suspect bolts, but stumbles headlong into the gutter. Quickly regaining his feet, the suspect runs into the center of the street, where he falls into a tumble with the officers. The police lay themselves on top of him, and grapple with him before shoving him over the hood of a parked car. The man rolls, and somehow manages to break free – apparently following a swift kick to one of the police officers. The suspect then runs down the street.

Police are asking for your help apprehending the suspect. Anyone with any information can:

  • Log on to the Crime Stoppers website
  • Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are kept confidential.
  • Text a tip to CRIMES (247637) and then entering TIP577
  • Nick9075 NYC

    Looks like some low life piece of white trash from either Staten Island or Suffolk County either on Cocaine, Oxys and/or steroids like the majority of people from those places.


      sure looks latino to me from those pictures. plus they didnt give a race in the description which means 99.9999 percent of the time it is either black or latino and he definitly isnt black.

  • j.j.

    You can’t even take a wiz in peace.

  • jojo

    They dont look like NYPD cops.

  • Big Nard

    The West Village. I guess this guy ran out on his wedding to his boyfriend and cops wanted to arrest him on abandoning the marrage act.
    Only in New York.

  • KB Patterson

    Looks like a slimy snake junkie ,Cops I hope you washed your hands
    after touching this predator.
    He will be found ,hanging at Christopher street is unwise ,it should be
    named Violent St.

  • get rid of the dirtbags

    They should of shot first.We need to get rid of such low lifes in city it would be much better place here without him.

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