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Man attempts to steal cop’s gun while bystanders just watch


Image source: Monroe College website.
Image source: Monroe College website.

A man tried to take off with an NYPD cop’s gun outside a college in the Bronx, Tuesday night.

Police say, it all happened along the sidewalk outside Monroe College, which is just six blocks away from where the suspect, Ronald Santos, lives.

Several people were standing around when the two men started struggling. Apparently, no one stepped in to help, except for a school security guard who rushed over to assist in the arrest of Santos.

According to the NY Daily News, video of the confrontation shows Santos trying to pull the gun from its holster. As he tries to grab the weapon, the cop flips him to the ground with one hand.

“The officer holds the gun out with his left hand to keep it from Santos, struggling to put it into his holster, which is on his right side, sources said. Eventually, he gets it into his left pocket,” the Daily News reported.

The 27-year old suspect was charged with robbery, felony assault, weapon possession reckless endangerment and harassment.

The unnamed officer –who was working a paid detail outside Monroe when the incident happened –suffered a knee injury and was treated at a local hospital.

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