Bodycam footage shows the moment a man smashed a glass bottle over an NYPD officer’s head in an unprovoked assault on a Brooklyn street corner early on Sunday morning.
Video of the attack, released by the NYPD, shows a man in a tie-died t-shirt approaching a group of cops from the NYPD’s 67th precinct.
The man, named by police as Tyshaun Holloway, starts out by talking to the cops for a few seconds before suddenly swinging a glass bottle at the officers’ head.
He then flees in the opposite direction as the cops chase after him.
It is unclear what the man said to officers because the bodycam footage does not include audio.
Holloway, 27, of Hackensack, N.J., has been arrested twice in the past for assaulting police officers, authorities said.
The NYPD tweeted: ‘Early yesterday morning, cops from the @NYPD67Pct were on a fixed post to address community concerns when they were suddenly assaulted with a glass bottle in an unprovoked attack.
‘The suspect, who has been arrested for assaulting officers twice in the past, was quickly caught.’
Bodycam footage shows the moment a man smashed a glass bottle over an NYPD officer’s head in an unprovoked assault on a Brooklyn street corner early on Sunday morning
The bottle is clearly visible in the man’s hand as he swings it at the officer
The attacker was named by police as Tyshaun Holloway, 27, of Hackensack, N.J.
The officer sustained multiple lacerations to the face and neck that required stitches and staples, but is in stable condition.
Holloway faces charges of assault, menacing, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration, police said.
Holloway was arrested twice in 2016 for assaulting police officers, though the time, place and manner of those attacks are not clear, according to Fox News.
According to state prison records, Holloway was jailed in November 2017 and released on parole on February 28, 2019.
Police unions have hit out at the criminal justice system following the attack.
The New York City Police Benevolent Association tweeted: ‘He assaulted cops TWICE before. Yet there he was, walking the streets, endangering not only these POs but the entire community.
‘Our justice & mental health systems are dangerously broken. They won’t get better until elected leaders wake up & take action.’
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said the attack was ‘another reminder of the grave dangers your cops face every day as they take to the streets to protect the people of NYC. We’re both lucky & thankful that our officer’s injuries from this unprovoked attack weren’t more severe.’
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and mayoral candidates Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa have not publicly addressed the violent attack as of Monday evening.
The assault comes amid a surge in violent crime in the Big Apple in recent months, with two vicious assaults happening the same weekend.
On Friday, a 41-year old Jewish man was walking to a nearby synagogue in the East Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn around 5:45 a.m. on Friday when two men began savagely kicking and punching him.
The muggers wearing hoods and masks are caught in surveillance footage attempting to grab his bag as the man puts his hands up before running for his safety. They run off camera while pools of blood were seen spattered on the sidewalk after the attack.
The alarming footage was posted to Twitter by the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol, a civilian volunteer patrol group founded 28 years ago to serve members of the Orthodox Jewish community.
On Friday, a 41-year old Jewish man was walking to a nearby synagogue in the East Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn when two men began to savagely kick and punch him
Meanwhile, an Asian woman underwent brain surgery on Saturday after she and her son were dragged down the subway stairs during a bungled robbery in New York City. The alleged attacker (pictured) left the subway station after the incident
The brazen early morning attack happened just three blocks from a nearby NYPD precinct. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force said it was investigating the robbery.
Meanwhile, an Asian woman underwent brain surgery on Saturday after she and her son were dragged down the subway stairs during a bungled robbery in New York City.
The unnamed woman, 58, was with her 23-year-old son on Saturday and they were walking up the steps at Canal Street station in Manhattan at around 10:45am when an assailant attacked them from behind, grabbing the son’s backpack.
The son grabbed his mother as he fell, and the pair tumbled down the stairs.
He was not seriously hurt, but his mother hit her head and was critically injured.
The thief ran away, and surveillance footage showed a black man in a short-sleeved khaki shirt and white bandana around his neck leaving the station.
With the uptick in crime, many worry that the city is sliding back to the dark days of the ’70s and ’80s when it earned the nickname ‘Fear City’. In the 1970s, the city faced $10 billion in debt and funds were cut to the police and other services.
NYPD data shows that shootings have spiked 28.9 percent in 2021 compared to last year as of July 11, its most recent data. There have been 803 shooting incidents in 2021 compared to 623 in 2020.
Shooting victims are also up a staggering 22.2 percent year over year, with 931 people falling victim to gun crime compared to 623 by this time last year.
The number of murders has also risen from 215 to 225 in the same timeframe – a 4.7 percent rise.
Rape has surged 7.3 percent and other sex crimes 25.9 percent.
The biggest leap in crime rates is for hate crimes, which has surged by 118.2 percent in the last year. This data comes amid numerous random attacks on Asian Americans in the city, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eric Adams, the ex-cop who is the Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, warned last Wednesday that ‘no one is going to come back’ if violence, and in particular gun violence in the Big Apple continues.
The Brooklyn borough president appeared at an event with Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday as the two political leaders presented a united front in addressing the worrying rising crime.
‘No one is going to come back to our multibillion-dollar tourism industry if 3-year-olds are being shot in Times Square,’ Adams said.
Adams, 60, won the Democratic primary for this year’s mayoral race and will become the mayor of New York if he defeats Republican Curtis Sliwa in the general election.
Eric Adams (pictured on July 12 at the White House), the ex-cop who is the Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, warned last Wednesday that ‘no one is going to come back’ if violence, and in particular gun violence in the Big Apple continues
He ripped New York judges and bail reform laws for not doing their part to combat the rising crime rates.
He also said judges are not using tools they do have at their disposal like Kendra’s Law which lets courts order mental health treatment in some cases.
‘Our judges are not giving bail on cases where they are allowed to give bail. They’re refusing to use Kendra’s Law on mental health issues,’ Adams said.
‘We have thrown up our hands, and we have surrendered our city. It’s time for us to ensure our city is for the working class, everyday people who are following the laws and saying that government is going to make sure we protect them.’
Cuomo described gun violence as a ‘major civil rights issue’ while announcing the state will offer 4,000 summer jobs and full-time jobs with training for the city’s youth in the hopes of providing an ‘alternative’ to gun violence, the Daily News reported.
Those efforts come after de Blasio already unveiled 75,000 jobs for city youth this summer, as noted by the Daily News.
Cuomo admitted back in May that New York City is now in the throes of a ‘major problem.’
‘New Yorkers don’t feel safe and they don’t feel safe because the crime rate is up,’ he said.
‘It’s not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive – they are right.’