Man Charged After Hitting On-Duty NYPD Officer With Glass Bottle, Reports Say

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Shocking footage shows an on-duty officer being hit with a bottle in the Bronx. The incident occurred on Monday on West 231st Street. In the video, the officers are standing on the sidewalk. A man then walks up behind the female officer and attacks her. 

45-year-old Jose Garcia of the Bronx was later arrested as he is now facing assault and criminal possession of a weapon charge. According to News 12, the officials were allegedly examining a smoke shop in the vicinity when the attack occurred. 

Bystanders were shocked by what happened. One resident said,  

“Very disrespectful to the police department, they shouldn’t be doing that anywhere, anywhere in this neighborhood. I’ve been here since the early 70s, it’s changed. [They’re] here to help us and they get disrespect… I don’t think that’s right.” 

The officer who was attacked was transported to the hospital where she was treated and later released. 

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