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NYPD: Officer Punched In Face At McCarren Park Pool In Brooklyn

A boy jumps as people bathe on opening day of the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A boy jumps as people bathe on opening day of the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A NYPD officer was hospitalized Monday evening after being punched at the newly-renovated McCarren Park Pool, authorities confirmed to 1010 WINS.

The officer was said to be assisting in the enforcement of the “No Diving” rule at the Brooklyn pool after a group of individuals were doing back-flips around 5:20 p.m.

A dispute, featuring cursing and threats, ensued and one of individuals got physical and punched the officer in the face, police said.

The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital and one person was arrested.

Despite published reports, police said they don’t believe the suspect or the other teens were part of any gang.