Cops worry about copycat killings as two officers are attacked in Harlem precinct house

NYPD 28 Precinct
Photo credit Norman Y. Lono via the New York Daily News.

Security has been heightened in all New York City police stations following another attack on an officer.

Inside a Harlem station house a man got into an altercation with two police officers, the New York Daily News reported.

The “perp opened the station house door at the 28th Precinct, attacked a patrolman and a fight ensued” a source told the Cliffview Pilot. “Emergency services are being dispatched to all precincts citywide until further notice.”

According to reports the man instigated the fight so that he would be jailed and get food.

Jihaad Curry, 27 asked “If I go to jail tonight would I get something to eat?” a police source told the Daily News. “If I punch you in the face, how long would I go to jail?”

New York City Police Department’s Twitter press account reported that an officer broke his arm.

A more updated report from the Daily News says that two officers were only treated for minor hand injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Police have been on heightened alert since the murder Saturday of two officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in Brooklyn.

Sources told the New York Post that more than a dozen threats of violence have been received.

“This has been spinning out of control, and there’s going to be more violence,’’ former NYPD Detective Richard Sica told the Post. “It’s not even close to being over.”

Police don’t believe the incident Sunday was connected to the Brooklyn murders.

Curry was charged with assault and other crimes, according to the Post.

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