He raised cane — and smashed it down on the heads of police officers.
Police are looking for a man who assaulted three officers — with either a cane or pole — while they were trying to arrest a protester who had jumped down onto the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The incident occurred on Wed., July 15, around 10:10 a.m.
The suspect was on the bridge’s pedestrian path above the cops and whacked them with the weapon twice. Photos posted on the Police Department’s Twitter page showed several officers with bloodied heads — though it wasn’t clear if their injuries were from the raps by the man’s pole or the donnybrook versus the rest of the Black Lives Matter protesters that also occurred on the bridge.
Chief Terence Monahan, the chief of department, the city’s top uniformed officer, reportedly also suffered a fractured finger in the melee.
Three officers violently attacked by protesters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The officers sustained serious injuries.
This is not peaceful protest, this will not be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/cYuDX8G7ku
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 15, 2020
The injured police were taken to area hospitals, treated and released.
The individual was last seen wearing a purple shirt, tan pants and a red bandana around his face, and running on the roadway toward the bridge’s exit ramp.
The New York Times reported the marchers on the bridge were heading to a rally with clergy at City Hall Park. According to the paper, by day’s end, 37 people had been arrested in or near the park, six of them for felony assault.