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3 NYPD Officers Hurt, 11 People Arrested As Brooklyn Crowd Jeers Police

August 18, 2019 - 12:24 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Three NYPD officers were injured and 11 people were arrested after violence, taunting and gunfire erupted at a barbecue at the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

The New York Post reports that at some point late Saturday night, NYPD officers had to break up the barbecue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which set off a violent scene in which bottles and other objects were thrown at officers.

One officer got a cut on his arm from broken glass. Overall, three officers suffered minor injuries, according to the Post.

Patrol cars and officers could be seen moving through the Marcy Houses, trying to get the situation under control.

Just was in the middle of a riot on my way home from the deli. Cops beating people up, spraying people with mace, slamming people's heads into car windshields.. i had permission to film the first guy pouring milk into his eyes, the concerned guy telling me to stop filming wasn't aware.. but anyways #marcyprojects check out all the police running there was about 40 of them update: someone was shooting at the cops from the roof across the street...

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Some people taunted officers, with at least one man calling them “cowards.”

Six or seven gunshots also erupted from a rooftop, which sent cops running towards the gunfire, according to the Post. No gun-related injuries were reported.

Video posted online shows people throwing milk into their eyes after witnesses said they were pepper-sprayed by police.

The chaotic scene comes amid a spat of incidents in which officers have had water dumped on them across the city.