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VIDEO: NYPD Sergeant Run Down, Thrown Into Air By Hit-And-Run Driver

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A New York Police Department sergeant remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Bronx, NY – A New York police sergeant was thrown into the air by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning (video below).

The horrifying attack occurred at the intersection of Walton Avenue and East 170th Street, according to the New York Post.

Cell phone footage showed a dark-colored sedan as it accelerated towards the sergeant and crashed directly into him.

The impact sent the sergeant flying into the air and into another passing vehicle before he slammed onto the pavement in the middle of the intersection.

“That’s a f–king cop! Oh s–t!” a bystander screamed.

“They killed him!” another onlooker yelled as police ran to help the injured sergeant.

The officers scooped the sergeant off of the ground and carried him to a police van.

He was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive his injuries, WNBC reported.

According to a witness, police helicopters were in the area following the hit-and-run driver after the attack, the New York Post reported.

The suspect had not been apprehended as of Tuesday morning, according to WNBC.

The vehicle the sergeant was thrown into also fled the scene, the video showed.

Law enforcement officers around the country were seriously injured in the riots that raged nationwide over the weekend, including countless burns, broken bones, and even a fractured skull.

Anti-police protests sparked by 46-year-old George Floyd’s death during an arrest by Minneapolis police on May 25 quickly turned into the worst string of riots ever seen all across the United States.

On May 29, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with George Floyd’s death.

Officers had responded to a call about a counterfeit $20 that Floyd had allegedly used to make a purchase at a deli.

Store employees pointed out the suspect to police and they arrested him.

The complaint used to charge Chauvin said Floyd actively resisted arrest and then fought being put in the back of a police car once he had been handcuffed.

Viral cell phone video showed then-Officer Chauvin and three other officers holding Floyd on the ground.

The video showed Officer Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, during which time the suspect lost consciousness.

Chauvin remained on Floyd’s neck for almost three minutes after he was unresponsive.

Floyd was pronounced dead 90 minutes later at the hospital.

After three days of violent riots and looting that left Minneapolis and its sister city, St. Paul, in flames, the state investigative agency announced it making an arrest.

Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension four days after the incident and held on a $500,000 bond, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced, according to WCCO.

According to charging documents, the medical examiner’s preliminary report found no physical evidence that Floyd had suffered from asphyxiation or strangulation at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

The charging documents state, “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”

More than 50 members of the U.S. Secret Service were injured late Sunday night battling back rioters who threw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement protecting the White House in the third night of violent protests at the Executive Mansion, FOX News reported.

Seven Boston police officers were hurt badly enough to need transport to nearby emergency rooms while countless others were treated at the scene and returned to the fray, CNN reported.

The scene in the city didn’t begin to calm down until the Massachusetts National Guard arrived to back up law enforcement and help disperse protesters.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tweeted that multiple police officers were injured in that city during Saturday and Sunday’s riots, including one who suffered a skull fracture.

LAPD made 553 arrests on Friday night and 398 arrests on Saturday night during the violent rioting and looting through multiple parts of the city, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

Dozens of New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were injured and at least 47 NYPD vehicles were destroyed during riots on Friday and Saturday nights as police made more than 600 arrests, WCBS reported.

NYPD said 33 more officers were injured during a daytime melee of violent riots across the city.

In Chicago, as the city suffered its most violent weekend of the year so far with 82 people shot and 19 killed in incidents unrelated to the riots, dozens of police officers were injured battling violent protesters, WMAQ reported.

On Sunday, 132 officers were injured and 699 violent protesters were arrested, according to WBBM.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

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