A traffic stop in East Flatbush turned violent on Saturday morning when a 44-year-old suspect threw liquid “chemical” substances at uniformed police officers before he fled the scene and a minute later threw a burnt Molotov cocktail at other officers. .
The change began when NYPD watchers pulled down Connecticut-resident Lionel Virgil’s silver Lincoln town car near Clarendon Road and East 45th Street when it allegedly came to light at around 8 am.
After the officer went to the car, the suspect opened the driver-side door of the vehicle and found the officer in an unknown substance, according to Video posted on twitter By NYPD official account
Today, a vehicle stop to run a red light once again proved that there is no traffic enforcement “routine”. When approached, the driver dodged a soldier with a chemical before throwing a Molotov cocktail before fleeing – and he was eventually arrested. Fortunately, our officers were not injured. pic.twitter.com/WBDt89b7F6
– NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) 17 April, 2021
After the publicly released video ended, police say the suspect returned to the car and fled the scene.
According to a spokesman for the police department, a short time later, various officers reported to Snyder Avenue and E. The suspect was pulled over near 55th Street after he allegedly blew a Molotov cocktail in his NYPD vehicle. The object hit the windshield of the car, before falling to the ground and shattering, police said.
Following the alleged attack, the suspect again drove back to his car and took off – though he quickly crashed into a topless SUV and came to a stop.
According to officials, paramedics rushed to the scene and took an officer to the nearest hospital with minor injuries and blurred vision.
The suspect is currently in custody, and may be hit with federal charges of possession of a destructive device. News 4 New York also reported Investigators are looking into possible charges of murder, and that suspect may have pre-planned the encounter.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police and mayoral candidate, decimated the incident, and pacified the threats to officers while patrolling the streets.
“NYPD officers face dangerous situations every day while performing their work. When you attack a police officer, you are attacking the symbol of public safety, ”Adams said in a statement. “Yesterday, a man threw a chemical in an officer’s face and a Molotov cocktail in a squad car in Brooklyn while stopping traffic. I am grateful that these officers are safe, and this dangerous person was arrested. “
The attack comes as protesters across the country are marching on the streets to protest police violence following several recent incidents – including Dainten Wright being molested by a Minnesota cop during a traffic stop. Was shot, and 13-year-old Adam Toledo died after being shot by an officer in Chicago while he held hands in the air.