NYPD: Suspect Hit Officer In Face During Attempted Arrest Near Washington Square Park

Police said the suspect intervened while officers were in the process of stopping someone else for an alleged violation.

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- New This Morning, the NYPD says an officer was attacked while making an arrest near Washington Square Park. Investigators say the suspect seen here resisted arrest and then hit an officer in the face, causing a cut inside the officer's mouth and on his hand. It happened just after 3:00 AM yesterday. Police say the officers were in the process of stopping someone else for an alleged violation, when the suspect intervened in the matter, though it's unclear why.