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NYPD cars hit with glass bottles and other debris in Harlem after responding to report of gunfire detected

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

No officers were injured during the incident, an NYPD spokesman said.

(CNN)A group of people threw glass bottles and other debris at New York City Police Department vehicles early Sunday morning in Harlem after police responded to a "shot spotter activation," according to NYPD Sgt. Mary Frances O'Donnell.

After determining the approximate location of the shots, the meters relay information to 911 operators, who initiate a police response, an NYPD spokesman said.

Police tried to disperse a crowd of approximately 500 people who were gathered in the vicinity of where NYPD officers had responded, but "several individuals threw glass bottles and objects at the officers," O'Donnell said.

The officers' attempts to move towards the crowd were once again met by bottles and debris thrown at them," according to O'Donnell.

The street is littered with debris and other trash, and people outside are seen throwing glass bottles and other items toward the police vehicles.

When asked by CNN for their reaction to what happened, the person, whose Instagram handle is @bagluck_, responded, "Everything was cool till the police started harassing people [sic]. " The person behind the account did not respond when asked for their name.

The New York City Police Benevolent Association, a police union that represents NYPD officers, tweeted Sunday that de Blasio, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson "and company should be held responsible for surrendering our city. "

O'Donnell said the crowd dispersed around 6:20 a. m. on Sunday, approximately two and a half hours after police originally responded to the scene.

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