Heroic Police Officer Tackles Running Suspect Caught on Camera
Manhattan — A chaotic scene broke out while police were on the scene after a person was shot on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The incident was reported Monday outside the Amsterdam Houses on West 63rd Street just after 4 p.m.
Officials say one person was shot at the location, but was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
During the course of the investigation, a number of people were taken into custody.
One of those people somehow escaped from the back of a police car while in handcuffs, but was soon stopped in the middle of the intersection and tackled to the ground by multiple officers.
The suspect struggled with the officers before being taken back into custody and literally carried away.
Police say the man was not arrested in connection to the shooting, but rather related to a crowd that was gathering following the shooting and getting in the way of police operations.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
The officer caught on camera tackling the suspect was treated for a leg injury.
The NYPD says it is policy to rear cuff any person of interest or suspect who is being taken into custody.
An investigation is being conducted as to whether or not the suspect seen in the video was rear cuffed, before his attempted escape.
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