Suspect sought for throwing a brick at a police officer during Manhattan protest: NYPD (UPDATED)

Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a suspect who threw a brick at a police officer in Manhattan during the ongoing protests.

According to police, at 10:22 p.m. on May 30, a 35-year-old police officer was in front a TD Bank, located at 80 University Place, when an unknown man threw a brick at the officer’s helmet. The suspect then fled westbound on East 11th Street, then southbound on 5th Avenue.

The officer sustained a laceration and swelling to his face and was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and subsequently released.

The NYPD released photos of the suspect taken before the incident, and have since released new video taken from nearby surveillance footage:

The suspect is described as a man with a light complexion, thin build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black backpack, black pants and black sneakers.

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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Updated at 9:42 a.m. on June 18

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