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Four arrested for attack on police officers at a Long Island City migrant shelter, other suspects remain at large: NYPD

Cops are looking for these suspects, who were allegedly part of an unruly mob that attacked two on-duty police officers in front of a migrant shelter in Long Island City early Monday morning. Photos courtesy of the NYPD

June 18, 2024 By Bill Parry

Four individuals were arrested on Monday for assaulting two on-duty NYPD officers from the 114th Precinct in Astoria.

The officers encountered a disorderly group outside a Long Island City migrant shelter just before 4:30 a.m. Police are continuing to search for others involved in the attack.

The officers pulled up outside the Wingate by Wyndham hotel located at 38-70 12th St. across 40th Avenue from the Queensbridge Houses at 4:20 a.m. and tried to disperse the unruly mob when they began to throw various objects at the two officers, striking them multiple times.

The two cops suffered injuries to their heads and their backs while the gang dispersed, running off in an unknown direction.

An NYPD spokeswoman could not confirm if the apprehended individuals and the suspects who remain at large were residents of the hotel that was converted into a migrant shelter in February 2023.

The injured officers were transported to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where they were listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance images on Tuesday that show two of the suspects who remain at large and describe them as having medium complexions. The man wore a blue polo shirt with a multi-colored POLO logo across the chest, and the woman had long black hair and wore a black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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