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Video shows NYPD officer punching a suspect in the head after department says he attacked officers in subway

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A New York Police Department officer repeatedly punched a suspect in the head after police say the man attacked officers when they tried to remove him from a subway station, according to video released by the department.

(CNN)A New York Police Department officer repeatedly punched a suspect in the head after police say the man attacked officers when they tried to remove him from a subway station, according to video released by the department.

Edited video released by the NYPD shows the suspect being led up subway stairs when he appears to break away from the officers.

Moments later, the man and officers are seen coming down the stairs and are then seen on the ground, with one officer appearing to punch at the suspect as others appear to try to control the man.

A tweet by the NYPD says the suspect attacked officers.

At one point, a bystander's video also provided by police shows an officer punch the suspect in the face repeatedly while the man is on the ground, restrained by the other officers.

The NYPD did not identify the officers involved in the incident.

"Our officers sustained several injuries including a laceration to the ear," the NYPD said in a tweet.

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