A man wearing a medical face mask was caught on camera sucker-punching an NYPD officer in the Bronx Tuesday night as the cop’s partner was subduing a robbery suspect.
Nelson Jimenez, 31, launched his attack in front of a crowd of bystanders who had gathered on a sidewalk near 183rd Street and Davidson Avenue in University Heights to watch the arrest of 27-year-old robbery suspect Yoemdy Castro, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
The officer who was struck immediately turned around and fired his TASER, but it’s unclear if it struck Jimenez.
Jimenez then runs away, with the cop close behind, the video shows.
Officers later caught and arrested Jimenez in a nearby bodega, law enforcement sources said. Charges against him are pending.