NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is searching for three suspects in a gang assault of a 42-year-old off-duty officer in Midtown.
Police told CBS 2 the officer, was walking on W. 49th Street toward 9th Avenue around 12:20 a.m., Saturday when one of the suspects jumped in front of him in a “fighting stance.” The officer then tried to walk past him when two other men joined in and punched the man in the head numerous times.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 12/1 Wednesday Morning Forecast
The suspects fled the scene, but were caught on surveillance video.READ MORE: NYCFC Reaches Eastern Conference Final After Penalty Shootout
The officer was taken to Roosevelt Hospital and was treated for lacerations to his head.
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