Police Hunt for Man Who Assaulted Cop at Manhattan Duane Reade

Video shows a reported assault of an NYPD officer at a drugstore in Manhattan.

Police in New York City are hoping surveillance video will lead them to a man who they say assaulted an one of their officers earlier this week.

According to the department, the incident occurred Friday at the Duane Reade on E 34th Street in Murray Hill.

Police said the officer involved responded to a call about the man shoplifting, and when the cop tried to confront the man he attempted to leave the drugstore.

That's when video shows the two engaged in a physical altercation with the man swinging at the officer. She tumbles to the ground while the guy runs off.

The responding officer fractured a bone in her face, police said.

The suspect is described as a "known shoplifter" at the Duane Reade, but police did not know if he fled Friday with any stolen property.

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