NYPD officers attacked in Times Square; 5 suspects arrested, 4 still on the loose

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Christina Fan, Dick Brennan
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CBS News
Article date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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NEW YORK -- The NYPD is expressing outrage after officers said a crowd of asylum seekers attacked two of their own in Times Square over the weekend, only to be released without bail.

Police are asking for the public's help identifying four men they say were part of a group that attacked two officers on Saturday night.

Surveillance video provided by the NYPD shows the front of a migrant shelter at 220 West 42nd St. Police said officers were trying to disperse a disorderly crowd when the two officers were assaulted. 

A second clip then shows officers apparently trying to take someone into custody when police say the officers were attacked by a group of men.

"You have eight people attacking a lieutenant and a cop, running up to them . . .