Man accused of shoplifting, punching NYPD officer in face in Manhattan

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- A 25-year-old man is under arrest, accused of shoplifting and then punching an NYPD officer in Manhattan.

Police say the officer tried to stop Amil Foray from shoplifting at a Duane Reade on East 34th Street on December 10 at 11:35 a.m.

Foray is accused of punching the officer in the face before fleeing.

The officer suffered a fractured bone in her face and a cut on one of her ears, but she was expected to recover.

It's not known if Foray got away with any goods. The NYPD says he is a known shoplifter at that location.

Foray is charged with assault on a police officer.

Anyone with additional information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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