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NYPD hunting for suspect in officer assault

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The NYPD is on the hunt for the man responsible for punching a female officer so hard he knocked her teeth out.

Police Commissioner Bratton visited the scene of the attack at The Clinton Houses near at Park Avenue and East 104th street.

The officer and her partner were patrolling the area around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they stopped what appeared to be a normal pedestrian. The man suddenly turned around, punched the officer then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black man, about 6-foot-5 and wearing a grey hoodie and grey sweatpants. He dropped a shirt that he was wearing or carrying at the scene, investigators said. Surveillance video in neighboring buildings are being checked.

The officer suffered several broken teeth.

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