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    NYC crime: Off-duty NYPD officer punched in face after dispute with man on Upper East Side, Manhattan


    ByEyewitness News

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 9:21AM

    Off-duty NYPD officer punched in face in Manhattan

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — An off-duty NYPD officer walking his dog was injured after getting into a dispute with another man in Manhattan Tuesday night.

    Police say the off-duty officer was walking his dog along 1st Avenue and East 90th Street on the Upper East Side just after 7 p.m. when he got into a verbal dispute with a man.

    The suspect, in his 40’s, punched the off-duty officer in the face. The officer broke his ankle as he fell to the ground.

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    He was taken to a nearby hospital where he’s expected to survive.

    The suspect was last seen wearing a grey sweater and driving a lime green motorcycle.

    There have been no arrests so far. The investigation is ongoing.

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