NEW YORK — An NYPD officer was hospitalized early Saturday after he was badly beaten by a mob of men as he jogged in civilian clothes during his dinner break in Long Island City.
The officer, whose name was not released, was in stable condition after the 6:30 p.m. Friday attack by a group of six to nine unidentified men, police said.
Emergency responders were alerted by a citizen’s 911 call to the attack at 51st Street and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, New York Post reported.
The officer was conscious and had suffered injuries to his head, throat, shoulder and knee.
There have been multiple reports of a similar group assaulting people in the area, police said.