NYPD detective attacked by man with stick while working at crime scene in Queens

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
NYPD detective attacked by man with stick while working at crime scene
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The attack happened on Prince Street in Flushing at 11:50 a.m. while the detective was processing a burglary crime scene.

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- New video shows a detective being attacked in Queens.

Police say 25-year-old Akeele Morgan walked up to the NYPD detective and struck him in the head with a plastic stick.

Morgan was arrested a short distance away. He faces charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

It happened on Prince Street in Flushing at 11:50 a.m. while the detective was processing a burglary crime scene.

The detective was taken to NY Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor injuries.

New York City's Detective Endowment Association released a statement calling for the violence to be fully prosecuted as they look to file civil charges.

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