4 NYPD officers injured after Brooklyn street fight with 47-year-old man
Four officers are recovering from injuries after the arrest of a man led to a violent scuffle on 11th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Police say the altercation took place outside the bait and tackle shop where a 47-year-old man was reportedly harassing people, being belligerent and aggressive.
Citizen App video shows a crowd gathered outside as the scuffle unfolded around 8:40 p.m.
Police say they used verbal commands to try to get the man to leave, but he resisted and started a fight with them.
The NYPD identified the man as Zarif Dervishi, who was arrested after the incident. He’s facing a slew of charges including assault on police officers and disorderly conduct.
As for the officers, one had a rolled ankle, another had an injury to the head and a third officer fainted. Those officers were taken to hospitals in stable condition.