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Moped Driver Runs Over Cop on Purpose

The NYPD is searching for this man in an attack on an officer. Cops say the driver purposedly ran over the officer with a moped.Photo byNYPD

Surveillance Video of Suspect Driving Moped Released by NYPD

By Dan Gesslein

Manhattan Voice

December 3, 2023

Surveillance video of the suspect has been released by the NYPD of the man they are searching for in the assault on an officer.

At around 2:30 pm on November 30, an officer was apprehending a suspect in connection with the theft of a moped. As the officer was pursuing the suspect in the vicinity of Riverside Drive and West 83 Street, a second man on a moped struck the officer.

Cops said the second suspect hit the officer from behind and ran over the officer on purpose.

The attacker rode off northbound on Riverside Drive. The original suspect the cop was chasing ran away on foot through Riverside Park.

The officer was rushed to an area hospital. The cop suffered a broken leg in the attack.

The suspect is described as a male with a dark complexion and medium build. He was last seen wearing a grey bubble jacket with a black hoodie underneath.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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