2 officers injured during attempted robbery at Queens cellphone store

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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Two NYPD officers were injured Tuesday while taking a suspect into custody after attempting to rob a cellphone store in Queens.

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- Two officers were injured Tuesday afternoon while taking a suspect into custody after attempting to rob a cellphone store in Queens.

The incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. at Cell Part Guru located at 120-18 Liberty Avenue.

First responding officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect who was attempting to rob the store, according to authorities.

Two officers were injured while taking the suspect into custody.

One officer suffered a leg injury and is still hospitalized.

A second officer, a woman, suffered a back injury. She has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Police say the 25-year-old male suspect is in custody and will be charged with assault in the second degree and attempted robbery.

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