Two NYPD officers were responding to reports of a suspicious male in a Brooklyn housing project on Saturday when the suspect attacked them. The incident occurred at the Van Dyke housing development on the 9th floor.
The Van Dyke housing project located in Brownsville, is known as one of the worst and most dangerous in New York. The neighborhood is predominantly African-American.
The officers, one male, and one female, approached the subject who then assaulted them. The male officer pulled his collapsible baton, but the thug took it from him and began beating both officers in the head.
Via AM New York:
Police shot and killed a man in Brooklyn Saturday after he attacked them with an officer’s baton, the NYPD said.
Two officers from the NYPD’s Housing Bureau responded to a call of a suspicious man at 362 Sutter Ave. in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at approximately 1:10 p.m., according to the department.
They encountered a man in the ninth-floor hallway and asked him for identification, NYPD Chief of Housing James Secreto said.
“Next thing you know, there’s a scuffle encountered and the officers are in a scuffle with this man,” Secreto said during a news briefing in Brownsville.
One of the officers removed a metal baton — but a moment later the man got “a hold of the metal baton,” Secreto said, and began striking the officers in the head.
“Both officers at this point fired at the suspect,” Secreto said. “He was struck several times and subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.”
The male officer sustained a two-inch gash to his head, Secreto said, and the female officer has contusions. Both were in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, he said.
On the Yelp page for the Van Dyke housing project, visitors describe it as a place to avoid.
The demographics of Brownsville is 76.1% (44,364) African-American, 20.6% (11,983) Hispanic or Latino, and 0.8% (471) White.
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Here is audio of the incident from a police scanner.
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