FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who they say assaulted two NYPD officers in Brooklyn.
The assault happened on Friday just before 4:30 p.m. Two police on-duty police officers were patrolling near Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue when they saw a man obstructing traffic.
Police say the man disobeyed multiple orders given to him to get off the roadway - then when two officers attempted to place the man under arrest, they said he became irate and engaged the officers in a physical altercation.
One of the officers was shoved to the ground and punched in the face - he sustained swelling and bruising. The other officer who was pushed did not sustain any injuries.
The suspect then fled south on Flatbush Avenue.