An attacker is seen striking a New York City police officer in the head with what seems to be a glass bottle in a horrific event that was captured on video.
According to ABC 7, the anonymous police officer and her colleague were performing an inspection while standing outside a smoke business in the Bronx. Jose Garcia is seen approaching the unidentified female officer from behind, taking out a bottle from his hoodie pocket, and hitting her in the head with it.
A guy who cannot be named pulls Garcia away from the officer and pushes him to the ground after he goes for the male cop who is standing next to the victim.
After hitting an on-duty police officer in the head with a bottle, Jose Garcia, 45, was detained and charged with assault, obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest, threatening, unlawful possession of a weapon, and harassment.
Garcia reportedly has 11 previous arrest records.
The incident comes in the midst of a major crime wave in the city, which has seen crime increase significantly since 2019.