A heroic police officer was praised by city officials after fending off a group of “intoxicated homeless men” at a New York City subway station during the Christmas holiday; shouting “I don’t want to hurt you” as the vagrants repeatedly confronted the isolated officer.
“Stand back! Stand back!” yelled officer Syed Ali as the men approached. “I don’t want to hurt you!”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio praised Ali’s performance hours after the incident Christmas Day, saying “What extraordinary professionalism and bravery by NYPD Officer Syed Ali. Attacking our men and women in uniform won’t ever be tolerated. The NYPD is upping its presence at this station and others to ensure officers have the support they need.”
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