A uniformed NYPD Lieutenant was hospitalized over the weekend after he was attacked by two men as he was responding to a fight inside a Bronx subway station, authorities say.
Police say NYPD Lt Gypsy Pichardo was responding to a train conductor's call for help when he attempted to order two weapon-carrying suspects off of the 1 train at the 238th Street Station Saturday night.
Authorities say the two suspects refused to leave the train, and instead attacked Pichardo, hitting him in the face and body, Fox 5 reports.
Lt. Pichardo, a 17-year veteran of the force and a member of the New York Dominican Officers Organization, required stitches on his face and suffered damage to his eye, which will require a specialist.
The fact that the attackers went after a uniformed officer should worry everyone, says Lieutenant's Benevolent Association President Louis Turco.
Other officers chased the suspects and arrested Marquise Webb of Yonkers and Brian Innocent of New Rochelle. The NYPD says they are charged with half a dozen crimes. A knife, boxcutter and straight razor were recovered at the scene.