A number of cops had been punched and pelted with glass bottles by a rowdy gaggle of males within the Bronx following the borough’s Dominican Day parade Sunday.
A bunch of younger males started throwing punches after which bottles on the officers in a chaotic scene caught on video because the cops tried to detain a person for possession of a firearm.
The unruly males had been reportedly ingesting on the road, blasting loud music and blocking visitors on the intersection of 168th Avenue and Sheridan Avenue, close to the route of the Dominican Day parade which ended shortly earlier than the out-of-control incident, police sources stated.
Police responded to the scene to interrupt up the continuing get together and encountered one man with a gun round 7:30 p.m.
As they cuffed the armed particular person, others within the crowd started tussling with the officers, in response to the video and police sources.
A number of individuals will be heard within the video asking the cops why they had been pushing the person earlier than the wild brawl enfolded.
“Yo, again up! Go residence!” one cop shouts on the particular person filming.
Because the officers escort the person to a ready police car, a person carrying a black masks and black baseball cap will be seen within the video outstretching his arm in the direction of one of many cops — probably hitting him.
The officer then pushes the masked man and throws him to the bottom as further cops pile up onto him.
“Look, they’re hitting him,” an individual will be heard shouting.
The officers shove others again earlier than a person in a yellow shirt overtly comes on the officer who urged the group to again up with fists up.
The group disperses from the police and somebody off digicam begins hurling glass bottles on the cops from throughout the road. The officers run and dodge the projectiles because the sound of glass shattering will be heard within the video.
Police sources stated the reckless pack included members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang.
A minimum of six individuals had been arrested throughout the pandemonium — one for firearms possession and the others for disorderly conduct, in response to the sources.
The melee unfolded two and a half hours after a person was shot about 4 blocks north because the parade was nonetheless winding down the Grand Concourse.