5 NYPD officers hurt in crash and struggle with suspect who fled from Long Island

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
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Derick Waller reports from where it all ended, in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Five police officers were injured in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, while apprehending a domestic abduction suspect who fled Suffolk County police.

The officers boxed the suspect in at 12th Avenue and 86th Street at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after his vehicle was spotted on the Belt Parkway.

The suspect had fled Suffolk police, who were attempting to apprehend him for a knifepoint abduction of his girlfriend.

NYPD officers boxed in the suspect on local streets, and the suspect's car collided with the police cruisers. Three officers were injured in the crash.

As more officers took the 33-year-old suspect into custody, two more officers were injured.

All five officers were treated for minor complaints of pain at Maimonides Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Holmark Garcez of Bay Shore, was taken to Lutheran Medical Center for a minor laceration to the head. A knife was recovered in his vehicle.

He is charged in New York City with reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, failure to obey traffic device, a red light violation and a one-way violation.

Garcez is expected to be charged in Suffolk County in connection with the abduction. He remains at Lutheran Medical Center.

Suffolk Police were interviewing the woman, who was not injured.

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