12/07/2011

Fire crew sprays down NY cops' attackers

A mob attacked police officers until a firetruck arrived to spray the perpetrators

New York Post

NEW YORK — Cops who found themselves on the losing end of a fight with a mob of armed thugs in front of a Staten Island home were rescued yesterday — by firefighters shooting a water cannon.

"The crowd start[ed] to jump and start beating up on the cops," one stunned Fire Department source told The Post. That's when a firetruck from Engine Co. 158 down the street from the Mariners Harbor home arrived, the source said.

Then one firefighter "got up on the deck gun, and he aimed at people’s legs and just nailed them with water and drove them back,’" the source said. "The cops were very appreciative." Three cops suffered minor injuries in the melee on Harbor Road at about 3:30 p.m.

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