The assault happened just after 11:30 a.m. Monday on Lafayette Avenue in Hunts Point.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunman Wanted After 10 Shot Outside Queens Laundromat
Police said three men got into an argument with the 33-year-old officer. One allegedly hit him in the head with a wooden stick, while the others punched him in the face and body.READ MORE: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
The officer was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with injuries to his head, back and knees.
Anyone with information about his attackers is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Shot In Washington Heights, No Arrests
Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Tuesday, June 22.