NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer was attacked while jogging in Queens on Friday.

It happened near 53rd Avenue in Long Island City.

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Police say the officer, who was not in uniform, was assaulted by as many as nine people.

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He was taken to a local hospital with bruises to his neck, head, shoulder and knee.

There’s no word on a motive, but police say another jogger was attacked by a group of people Thursday.

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