24-year-old Jeremy A Trapp was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday after police said he cut the brake hose on a marked NYPD van
A man was arrested in Brooklyn after police said he had crawled under a marked NYPD van and cut the brake line in broad daylight.
24-year-old Jeremy A Trapp has been charged with reckless danger, criminal mischief and other allegations after police said they caught him red-handed in the Sunset Park neighborhood on Friday afternoon.
Police officers watched – and filmed – after seeing a person under the van and arresting Trapp when he got up and tried to flee, WBNC-TV reported.
Images sent by police to the outlet to show Trapp emerging from under the van, which was parked outside of the NYPD’s processing center for applicants on 4th Avenue and 42nd Street.
Police in the area began filming after seeing someone under the police vehicle outside the NYPD applicants’ processing center on 4th Avenue and 42nd Street
A police source supplied this image to WNBC, which reportedly shows that Trapp came from under the van. He was immediately taken into custody
An investigation by a department mechanic revealed that the brake hose on the van had been cut and that the brakes were no longer functioning, the police said.
Police call the incident a brutal attack on agents who may have injured or even killed NYPD agents.
Police officers told the NBC flagship station that Trapp was known to the police and that the Occupy City Hall protest in Manhattan had come and gone frequently.
Protesters have camped outside City Hall for weeks, calling for the NYPD to be lifted, even after Mayor Bill de Blasio cut $ 1 billion from the department’s annual budget of $ 6 billion.
It is the most recent disturbing example of violence against the police in New York, where protests against police practices and demands to defend the NYPD have intensified in recent weeks.
Police say they discovered this severed brake hose after a department mechanic checked the van
The police van was parked outside the NYPD processing center for applicants on 4th Avenue and 42nd Street (seen in a file photo)
Saturday night, a police officer was hit in the head by a bottle that had been lobed by a man in a Hawaiian shirt in the Brooklyn Crown Heights neighborhood. Police said the case had not been arrested.
On Wednesday, what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against Black Lives Matter became violent when a small faction attacked police officers, including NYPD chief of division Terence Monahan.
Koran Campbell, 25, was released without bail after being charged with assault for allegedly punching Monahan in the face and beating a lieutenant.
On Friday, Monahan took to Twitter to accuse the judge who ordered Campbell’s release without bail, accusing him of endangering police officers and the general public.
“Koran Campbell is being videotaped for the nation to see him violently attack 3 uniformed officers – 1 who lost consciousness,” the chief wrote. “Judge Robert Rosenthal’s reckless decision to release Mr. Campbell WITHOUT BAIL endangers every NYer and the agents who risk everything to protect them.”
A bicycle officer helped a colleague with a head wound after protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge attacked several senior officers on Wednesday
Other police photos of the aftermath showed a bloodied-faced lieutenant with a detective holding a bandage to his head
Monahan, who suffered bruises and a finger jam, also praised the Manhattan prosecutor for asking for $ 75,000 bail.
Two other officers – a lieutenant and a sergeant – were more seriously injured during the fracas that broke out during dueling protests against and against police on the iconic East River bridge.
“My sergeant who works with me was hit in the head with a stick,” said Monahan Good day New York on Thursday. “He got eight staples in his head; one of the lieutenants on the walkway was attacked by an individual – he had the broken orbital bone in his face. ‘
Monahan identified the person who attacked Lt. Richard Mack as Campbell, saying the 25-year-old slapped him several times before being arrested to grab the suspect.
On Thursday, a New Jersey woman was charged in the brawl on the bridge after allegedly hitting two officers on the head with a stick.
Chanice Reyes, 24, was arrested during an early morning raid near City Hall, a day after images from the NYPD showed a suspected clubbing police.