NYPD Officer Punched while Escorting Motorcyclists Out of Central Park

May 28, 2024
An NYPD officer was leading a trio of motorcyclists out of Central Park when one of the men slugged the officer in the face, knocking him off his scooter and onto the pavement.

By Elizabeth Keogh

Source New York Daily News

Cops are searching for a trio of motorcyclists after one of them punched an officer in the face as they were being escorted out of Central Park, police said Monday.

The on-duty NYPD officer was on a marked police scooter as he led the motorcyclists out of the park near West Drive and W. 90th St. around 4:05 p.m. Friday, cops said.

One of the men slugged the officer in the face, causing him to fall from his scooter and onto the pavement.

The men took off, leaving the cop in the park.

Medics took the officer to Mount Sinai Morningside to be treated for minor injuries.

Police on Monday released images of the men in the hopes someone may recognize them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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