A plainclothes officer with the New York Police Department was wounded in a gunfight that left the assailant dead on Thursday afternoon.

According to the New York Times, the officer—who has not been identified—was struck in the arm.

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon his release from the hospital, dozens of his fellow officers lined the street and applauded him as he got into a car to go home.

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