VIDEO: NYPD Officers Attacked By Mob Of Teens While Helping Crash Victim

Six New York police officers were injured during an altercation with a large group of teens on Thursday afternoon.

Manhattan, NY – Six New York police officers were injured when a mob of unruly teens attacked them as they tried to help a pedestrian who was hit by a taxi on Thursday (videos below).

The altercation occurred in the area of West 52nd Street and 8th Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m., after New York Police Department (NYPD) 18th Precinct officers received a report of a large, disorderly gathering, NYPD Detective Denis Moroney Blue Lives Matter on Friday.

Officers arrived to find a “large group consisting of mostly school aged teens” disrupting traffic and pedestrians, Det. Moroney said.

According to a witness’ Facebook post, a yellow cab had collided with one of the teens prior to the officers’ arrival.

The teens then confronted a cab driver who they believed was responsible for injuring the 18-year-old man, and began jumping on his vehicle, WINS reported.

The driver said the mob made a mistake, and he denied having been the driver who collided with the man.

Officers arrived at the scene and began tending to the victim, who was lying in the middle of the street, cell phone footage showed.

The officers attempted to keep the unruly crowd away from an ambulance, but bystanders kept circling in behind them.

“When responding officers attempted to disperse the group, some individuals refused lawful orders to leave the immediate area and began to punch and assault uniformed officers assigned to the [Manhattan] Precinct and School Safety Officers,” Det. Moroney told Blue Lives Matter.

“OC spray was discharged in an attempt to gain control of the situation,” she said.

Tiffandra Ferguson, who posted cell phone footage of the scene to Facebook, said that the altercation took place outside “a school for kids with special needs,” according to her post.

“The police had no idea how to deal with kids with special needs,” Ferguson ranted. “How do you choke a minor for not wanting to go to the hospital and punching and body slamming the other students.”

Three males, ages 15, 15, and 17, were arrested in connection with the brawl, Det. Moroney said.

A 17-year-old female was also arrested.

The suspects were each charged with assault, obstructing governmental administration, and resisting arrest, and all but one of the 15-year-old males were also charged with disorderly conduct, according to Det. Moroney.

The investigation into the situation is ongoing.

You can watch cell phone footage of a portion of the officers’ encounter with the teens in the videos below. WARNING - Language:

Comments (197)
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LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

I was going to name my daughter Tiffandra.

sick of snowflakes
sick of snowflakes

What ever happened to the nightstick?

mike wauters
mike wauters

You really don't have to look hard these days to figure out why people do not want certain people around. They destroy everywhere they move. Call it what you want, i call it reality.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I wonder what the cops said or did to elicit such a reaction from the special needs students.

flybynight
flybynight

Looks like they could have been filming a Tarzan movie? 🤔

JBo
JBo

It's a shame to have to respond to a traffic incident with 20 officers just to protect and help the injured people. New York, huh? Stunner.

rambo4ca
rambo4ca

didn't look like there were any special needs kids that I know. The ones I know avoid conflict at all cost. Might it be that courts are more lenient on special needs kids although all kids are to be treated equally? What makes them special needs kids anyways. Move all of NY to SF and LA, create your own society free of USA $$ and regulations and leave the rest of us alone.

Djk18
Djk18

Seriously Special needs or not kids need to be taught RESPECT. Not just for the police but what about the injured teen. SMH

flybynight
flybynight

If they don't qualify for "special needs" I don't know who does!!!!! However, my definition of "special needs" may differ slightly from some of our friends on here.

Justretired
Justretired

Looked like the animal plant channel. No respect at all. More worried bout filming than the young man lying on the asphalt. Think every other word was a cuss word. So he was on the phone walking across a busy street not paying attention and it's the driver's fault.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

If I was running NYPD I'd have a public order response unit driving around which would consist of a couple of vans full of riot trained and equipped officers who would be dispatched to events like this with the sole purpose of forming a protective cordon around first responders and cops trying to their jobs helping people.

Tracewell
Tracewell

Yes sounds good i agree but you have dumb ass Mayors who disagree with force of any kind would rather see freedom of do whatever the fuck you want in the streets. This also applys to Governors. Sorry I'm frome the socialist state of Oregon

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

Ever since Barak Obama said "the cambidge police acted stupidly'' we have seen more and more of this behavior.

bluerudithor
bluerudithor

Why aren't these little criminal punks in school??? Time to bring out the U.S. Army, and BIG guns, and start shootin!

Anomie88
Anomie88

Special needs people can injure and kill people too.

apd1971
apd1971

Their special need is to have their asses beat.

reebok
reebok

They look like a bunch of wild chimpanzees on the loose with a free for all in line ready to break out!!! The Only special needs assholes like these should be served up is a Solid ass whoopin and any resistance some hard prison labor time to support a better attitude!!! Letting these slimy Punks get away with their arrogance and disrespect is The Dumbest thing society can possibly do!!!!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Why do all these "mobs", always attacking police, happen to be black?

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

No respect or self control at all!! Foul mouthed punks!!

LynnSB
LynnSB

Pack of F*cking ANIMALS who think they can do what ever they want because they know there will be NO consequences !! Get out the Pepper Spray \ Night Stick \ Tazer this BS has to stop !!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I hate to agree with Biden, but it looks like he was correct.

shortandsassy
shortandsassy

I saw that someone mentioned these kids had special needs, I Don't see it in the video. Special needs can simply mean they're slow learners, it doesn't necessarily mean that they have a mental deficit

tfort
tfort

“According to a Facebook witness’s post”.....

That is some really solid journalism. Fake news!

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

If that were me 25 years ago, my name would now be “Satellite”, because my Dad would have kicked my ass into orbit, and I’d still be too scared to come back down.

cspcapt
cspcapt

This has to stop

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The "special needs" of this one particular group has more to do with a need to obey the law, a need to have civility, to have respect for themselves and others, to assimilate into the greater society, a need to follow a culture which is not wrought with violence, criminality, drugs, immorality, and self destruction.......I could go on but this most certainly is a group with "special needs". While the rest of this country is prospering ,this special needs group is in a nose dive they just cannot seem to pull out of and they are fast losing altitude.

maxx1676
maxx1676

There's racial profiling for a reason folks. Acknowledging the problem often results in being called racist.... "for pointing out reality".

Ibizian
Ibizian

Wild animals behave better..

cheapshiite
cheapshiite

They need to skull thump those monkeys!

im-with the blue
im-with the blue

some people are so stupid. instead of helping, they interfere and create a larger problem.

CinGuz
CinGuz

The African American leaders & parents in this country need to step up & start teaching their people how to act in society, respect people & stop committing crimes.

DarrellB
DarrellB

DeBlasio's protect, coddle, and hug all the criminals, ... and ... tax and make intentional victims of the law abiders. The "Special Needs" school is actually a disciplinary dumping ground for those that weren't raised with basic morals, values, ethics, integrity and a focus on hard work. The ONLY "special need" here is the need to apply a really good spanking OFTEN ! ! !

mousegun
mousegun

If by "special needs" they mean "thugs" then yeah. And I think NYPD knows exactly how to deal with them but can't do what needs to be done bc that would be mean and racist. 🤣 Seriously Idk how anyone stays a cop these days... so glad my hubby retired!!

BanditOne
BanditOne

13% just being the 13%. Disgusting!

4thaBlue
4thaBlue

The only “special needs” these kids need is a good old fashioned ass whoopin’. That’s what happens when disrespect is shown towards police officers from government and administration, people pick up on that and “copycat”. Just like how domestic violence occurring in front of kids, these experts say the kids will see the acts of violence within their families and continue the cycle. Well it doesn’t take experts to see the fact that it goes for the same when dumb fucks like these government officials, and police administration point out only the wrong and disrespect the police. Instead of putting people in check about their own actions. But yet, the mayor says he and the NYPD are all good, and that black drug dealer from that other post is “demanding” whatever his uneducated ass was demanding because he lost the fight and cried that he couldn’t breath when he was breathing all along, and these fucking teens who have done nothing for society, think they can treat officers in such a way that they see assholes on TV, and other scum on the street do. Teach your kids right so they do some kind of good for society and they won’t end up like you loser parents, or maybe even dead one day because of their stupid antics. None of them by themselves would’ve had the nerve enough to do such a thing, but because all their friends were around, they got brave.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Shaking my head. So teens attacked the police who were trying to help THEIR FRIEND who had been hit by a car? What's wrong with this picture?

Malimal
Malimal

Wft is a blue life? Blue lives dont exist. Must be aliens.

LEO721
LEO721

If it was outside a special needs school, why aren't the teachers out there helping to quell the situation. Maybe they don't want to deal with the students after hours.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

They didn’t use their “nightsticks” because of retaliation being its New York City. I feel bad for those great men and women of the NYPD.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Anyone want to take bets on how long until there are protests demanding the cops be fired for assault on these poor innocent kids, as well as a lawsuit with the city writing a check while throwing the cops under the bus? I mean, it's the cops fault they were assaulted by these teenagers.

pdh1
pdh1

It would be interesting to find out what the 'special needs' are. Are these kids with autism and other mental issues, or just teens who act up because there is no father figure in the home?

Ibizian
Ibizian

@Hi_estComnDenomn said: "lol, nah. I was fucking with you, I don't need an apology from an Internet stranger. Plus I've already traded real stories from other actual service members on here, I'm sure you've seen them the past couple days. But, if you want to continue…"

Still in denial.. Ok so let's take baby steps here. What is a 214? The actual name, nomenclature, device, item, thing.. What is it?

And no, I've not seen you have any conversations with other service members.. None, zip.. But in all fairness, I've not bothered looking!

Golfer
Golfer

What specs in Negroes

Danimyl
Danimyl

Obama must be so proud of what he created.

bronx163
bronx163

hat did u expect.

You have a spineless police commissioner

Commie mayor

City public advocate who wears black clinched fist pin saying resists.

You have a city council who denounces the police and defends the robber rapists crack dealer and street savages.

And cops are afraid to take action out of fear of being next Danny Pantaleo.

Cops just let the city burn.

Let the animals take over and destroy the neighborhoods of the gentrified and left wingers.

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Maybe it's time to create a bunch of shooting victims if these punks keep it up.....

puppetmaster3
puppetmaster3

You have to back up those videos before posting. Anyone have a copy?