New York City

2 Men Arrested After Attacking Police Officer Who Asked Them To Stop Smoking In Subway Station

The assault took place on a Bronx subway platform

Two men were arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer in New York City after the officer asked them to stop smoking on a subway platform.

According to The New York Post, the attack took place at the Freeman Street station in the Bronx around 2:30 p.m. when the officer and his partner approached 23-year-old Kaream McClary, 20-year-old Izayiah Jessamy, and a third individual.

After asking them to put out their cigarettes and trying to escort them out of the station, the men allegedly began to assault the police officer, which was caught on video. McClary and Jessamy were charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and trespassing. Police are looking for the third man in the attack, who walked away after the incident.

The video clip, which was posted on social media, shows the point where the two men were hitting the police officer across his face, head, and body. As they are fighting, they can be seen continuing to swing at the officer near the staircase of the elevated subway station. Another man comes up the stairs to assist the two attackers. As two police officers grab the men to place them in handcuffs, the third man comes back up. As McClary and Jessamy appear to continue to tussle with the police officers, he grabs a bag and then heads down the staircase.

The Daily News reported that the police officers suffered minor injuries while fighting the men and were treated at the scene.

The NYPD’s X account posted a video clip of the third man who got away carrying the bag he retrieved from one of the suspects.

The New York Police Department is asking if anyone has any information about the assault to contact @NYPDTips or call the tipline at 800-577-TIPS.