10/23/2007

Officer attacked while accompanying NY mayor in subway

The Associated Press

NEW YORK A police officer was treated for minor injuries after he was attacked while accompanying Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a subway platform.

The NYPD says the incident occurred around 1:20 p.m. at the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan.

The mayor was not injured.

The uniformed officer, who was part of Bloomberg's entourage, was jumped by a 30-year-old man who uttered a profanity. They struggled  rolling around on the platform before the man was taken into custody.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for observation.

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