BRONX, New York (WABC) — Two men are being held on $40,000 bail for allegedly attacking a uniformed NYPD lieutenant as he responded to a fight at a Bronx subway station.
According to police, Lt. Gypsy Pichardo, a 16-year veteran of the NYPD, was slashed with a box cutter and suffered injuries that required eight stitches to his swollen left eye.
Marquise Webb and Brian Innocent, both 24, have been charged in connection with the alleged attack.
On Saturday, Webb and Innocent were allegedly involved in a stabbing between two groups when police arrived at the 238th Street station around 9:45 p.m., police said.
In video obtained by Eyewitness News, Pichardo is seen trapped in the group of men as they fight and then he was slashed, according to police.
According to police, Webb and Innocent beat Lt. Pichardo in the face and head before they fled. Pichardo then chased them and the two were caught by a group of officers, including Pichardo.
The complaint filed states that Webb and Innocent “refused multiple commands to put their hands behind their backs.”
Lt. Pichardo was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Webb, of Yonkers, and Innocent, of New Rochelle, were charged with assault, resisting arrest, harassment and obstructing governmental administration.
Innocent was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon when police said they recovered a knife, a box cutter and a razor at the scene.
Both men were arraigned Sunday evening in Bronx criminal court and pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Investigators are still searching for the other members of the group who allegedly fled the scene.
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