Officer shot, 2nd slashed in Brooklyn hours into NYC curfew

Cheryl Sanders
June 4, 2020

Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a suspect in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, police sources said. Their condition was not immediately known.

One of those hospitalized includes an NYPD officer who was beaten on the sidewalk by four rioters as protestors cheered, "F*ck 12!" - a phrase used by the Black Lives Matter movement to denounce police officers.

The shooting happened late Wednesday, almost four hours after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect meant to quell unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Police say they found the suspect hiding behind trees in a nearby playground and holding a gun. Police say the individual who was initially shot and sparked the investigation is alive and being treated. Details on how it unfolded weren't immediately available.

Media said a third officer suffered a hand injury and the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, was headed to the hospital.

New York City has been roiled by days of protests over police brutality, but it was unclear whether the incident was related to the demonstrations.

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