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NYPD release video of planned assassination, officer protecting neighborhood stabbed in the neck

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Maura Grunlund

Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

An NYPD officer was stabbed in the neck and two officers were shot in Brooklyn late on Wednesday night.

The suspect allegedly snatched a service revolver from an officer during the struggle, according to police.

Several hours later in Manhattan, police allegedly shot a suspect armed with a knife, according to media reports.

The Brooklyn assault occurred at about 11:45 p.m. when two officers from the 70th Precinct were stationed at the intersection of Church and Flatbush avenues in an effort to prevent looting after the 8 p.m. curfew.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said during a news conference at Kings County Hospital that “without warning, video surveillance shows a male walk up to the officers casually, take out a knife and stab one of the officers in the neck.

“That officer was stabbed in the left side of his neck, thank God missing an artery, and is recovering here in stable condition at the hospital.”

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