A man driving a BMW reportedly drove through a police protest in Greenwich Village, New York, on Wednesday night, injuring one protester and an officer, the New York Post reported.
About 25 people gathered to call for the firing of a sergeant who works in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) command, according to the NYP. The BMW driver honked at protesters who were blocking the road at about 10:30 p.m.
The protesters crowded around the vehicle, according to the NYP. Then, as police were responding, the driver allegedly pressed his gas pedal and rammed into the crowd.
A demonstrator and police officer were hit but received only minor injuries, according to the NYP. (RELATED: Woman Arrested After Slamming Into Two Peaceful Protesters With Her Car, Authorities Say)
Police chased and later caught the suspect a few blocks away, according to the NYP. The driver was arrested for reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
The NYPD didn’t respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.Greenwich Village has seen multiple violent protests and riots throughout the recent months. Following tense Pride parade interactions with police, demonstrators were caught on video assaulting a hot dog vendor in June.
Two officers were injured, and 11 protesters were arrested during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in February. Some protesters were arrested for attacking Daily News photographer Sam Costanza because they reportedly thought he was an officer after recognizing him from a previous protest outside of an NYPD precinct in Greenwich Village.
An SUV full of suspected looters crashed into an NYPD officer in Greenwich Village in June 2020.
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