Cop injured by glass bottle thrown from 7 train station on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

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Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly threw a bottle from a 7 train platform that injured an on-duty police officer who was standing on Roosevelt Avenue.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

An on-duty NYPD police officer was injured while standing on a foot post when he was struck by a glass bottle that was thrown from the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza, 7 train station above Roosevelt Avenue early Monday morning.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the officer was in uniform standing in front of 103-28 Roosevelt Ave. just before 2 a.m., when a man threw the bottle from the Flushing-bound platform. It struck the officer’s head, causing a laceration and a concussion.

The suspect ran off in an unknown direction and remains at large. EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the wounded cop to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

An NYPD spokesman said it was unclear if the suspect threw the bottle at the police officer intentionally but noted that the officer was in full uniform and standing next to a marked police car when he was struck in the head.

The NYPD released a surveillance photo on Thursday that shows the suspect in the assault investigation as he stood inside the station and described him as having a medium complexion, approximately 28 to 35 years of age, with a medium build and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers and a blue and red knit cap.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Apr. 7, the 110th Precinct has reported 197 assaults so far in 2024, 36 more than the 161 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 22.4%, according to the most recent CompStat report.