WILD video from early Tuesday shows the moment an NYPD sergeant was struck by a driver who fled — and the cop went flying.
The officer was mowed down while in the Bronx borough of New York City, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
Dramatic footage from the incident shows the officer standing in the middle of a crosswalk in an intersection.
A driver in a black car hits the officer, who is thrown into the air by the hit.
The cop then hits another vehicle before landing on the ground and laying stuck in the center of the intersection.
A woman recording the scene is heard saying: “That’s a f***ing cop! Oh sh*t!”
Other officers rush over to the cop on the ground and seemingly call for assistance.
The injured officer is then helped to an NYPD police van, which drives off.
According to WNBC-TV, the sergeant was responding to reports of break-ins in the area when he was struck around 12.45am on Tuesday.
Police said the officer was taken to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition.
No one has been arrested.
A witness to the scene later tweeted that helicopters in the Bronx area were seen “chasing that car down.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov Andrew Cuomo enacted a curfew in New York City from 11pm on Monday to 5am on Tuesday (on Tuesday night into Wednesday, the curfew will begin at 8pm.)
But despite being ordered to stay home, protesters took to the streets of the city again for a fifth night — in anger of George Floyd’s death last week.
Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin arrested him and was filmed vkneeling on the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes.
In the week since, thousands of peaceful protesters have held demonstrations across the US and the world to speak out against police brutality and racism.
But many protests have turned violent, with at least 4,000 people having been arrested since May 25.
President Donald Trump on Monday called himself the “president of law and order” and threatened military action against US citizens if local authorities didn’t use more force on protesters.
Trump said if governors don’t deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets,” the military would step in to “quickly solve the problem for them.”
“We have the greatest country in the world,” Trump told reporters. “We’re going to keep it safe.”
A military deployment by Trump to US states would mark a stunning federal intervention rarely seen in modern American history.
The idea drew comparisons to 1968, when Richard Nixon ran as the law-and-order candidate in the aftermath of riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Earlier on Monday, Trump told the state governors during a video conference that they “look like fools” for not deploying even more National Guard troops.
“Most of you are weak,” he said.
“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” Trump said.
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