On Saturday night, an NYPD officer was assaulted on a Bronx subway train in an attack that was partially caught on a security camera. The incident occurred at the 238th Street station in the Bronx after 9:00 p.m. NYPD sources identified the suspects as Marquise Webb and Brian Innocent, aged 24.
The assault began when the officer ordered Webb and Innocent to leave the subway car. In the security footage, both suspects can be seen repeatedly punching the officer in the face and body. The NYPD lieutenant attempted to defend himself during the attack.
Chase and Arrest
Subsequent video footage showed the suspects fleeing the scene. The officers, including the injured lieutenant, pursued them, Tasers in hand. New York officials later apprehended Webb and Innocent after fleeing down the subway tracks.
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Authorities initially responded to a report of a fight involving knives between two groups at the 1 train station in Kingsbridge. One group had fled upon the arrival of the officers. The assaulted police lieutenant sustained cuts and bruises, including to one eye. He was transported to St. Barnabas in stable condition.
Recovery and Charges
Following the arrests, officers recovered a knife, box cutter, and razor. Webb and Innocent were charged with assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.