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June 17, 2014
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NY firefighter assaults cop, others in bar rampage

An NYC firefighter was arrested Sunday after multiple attacks that began inside a hotel bar

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK CITY — An NYC firefighter was arrested Sunday after multiple attacks that began inside a hotel bar.

According to the New York Post, 33-year-old Richard Avecedo was kicked out of a rooftop bar and got in an argument with a security guard, striking him.

When police arrived, Avecedo refused to cooperate and resisted arrest — kicking an officer in the leg after he was handcuffed.

The off-duty firefighter was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the scuffle, where he then threatened staff.

The officer was also treated at the hospital and released, NBC New York reported.

Avecedo has been charged with assault, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.






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