Officers Injured After NYPD Vehicles Hit With Bullet In Bronx, Firework In Brooklyn

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July 05, 2020 - 11:29 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – At least two NYPD officers were hurt Saturday night when a bullet was fired into a police vehicle in the Bronx and a lit firework was thrown into another police vehicle in Brooklyn, authorities said.

An officer was sitting in a marked patrol vehicle outside the 40th Precinct at Alexander Avenue and East 138th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx just before midnight when a bullet came flying through the windshield, according to CBS New York.

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The bullet shattered the glass but missed the officer inside, according to police, who said the officer suffered minor face injuries.

Police are investigating whether the shooting was a targeted attack or from a stray bullet. No arrests have been reported.

And shortly before 11 p.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a lit firecracker was thrown into a police vehicle near Gates and Stuyvesant avenues, police told PIX11.

An officer inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries to his or her hand, police said.

No arrests have been reported in that incident either.

The Police Benevolent Association, an NYPD union, called the incidents "unacceptable" in a tweet criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association, another NYPD union, warned officers to remain vigilant in a tweet.

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