NYPD Officer Punched in the Face by Long Island Suspect – Shocking Footage Shows Assault

New York City, NY- Another incident of violence against police officers in New York City has taken place, as a 24-year-old man from Long Island allegedly assaulted a police officer in Times Square early Sunday. Michael Thomas of Great Neck is accused of assaulting the uniformed officer multiple times and is now facing charges of assault on a police officer, assault with intent to cause physical injury, disorderly conduct, and harassment.

The incident occurred just after midnight when police responded to a call of a disorderly man at Broadway and 42nd Street. The officer, who sustained minor injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. This incident is just one of several violent confrontations faced by NYPD officers in recent weeks.

Patrick Hendry, the President of the Police Benevolent Association, expressed concern over the rise in assaults on police officers, urging New Yorkers to understand the challenges faced by law enforcement officers.

This latest incident comes on the heels of other violent altercations involving NYPD officers, including a shocking attack by a group of migrants on two cops in Times Square, as well as a motorist striking a police officer with her car on the Upper East Side. In another recent incident, two officers were shot and wounded when they attempted to arrest a suspect who grabbed one of their guns.

These incidents highlight the dangerous environment in which police officers are operating and raise concerns about the safety of law enforcement officers in the city. The NYPD continues to address these incidents and work towards ensuring the safety of both officers and the public.

The growing trend of violence against police officers in New York City underscores the need for heightened awareness and support for law enforcement, as well as a call for accountability from elected leaders and the justice system.