Disorderly Mob Outside East Village Immigration Facility Injures 2 Officers, Detains 2

Mocobizscene- Two cops sustained injuries and two individuals were taken into custody after a rowdy crowd erupted outside an East Village migrant center on Saturday, according to the NYPD.

Police received a report of an unruly crowd at the migrant re-intake center located at the former St. Brigid Elementary School in the East Village. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Seventh Street and Avenue B. At the time, there were hundreds of migrants waiting in line at the center.


According to the police, the Borough Task Force was dispatched to investigate the incident. During the course of carrying out their duties, two officers sustained minor injuries.

According to officials, the injured police officers were transported to a nearby hospital for assessment.Authorities have confirmed that two individuals have been apprehended by the police.


The scene at the moment was captured in video footage shared on the Citizen App, displaying hundreds of migrants and a significant police presence. In one particular video, multiple police officers can be witnessed grappling with an individual who is handcuffed.

According to a report from The New York Post, the number of asylum seekers waiting outside the shelter reached 400 people. The injuries and arrests that occurred were a result of a man cutting in line.

Eyewitnesses and city officials at the scene reported to the Post that a man attempted to cut in line while holding a cup of coffee, accidentally spilling it on others. This action led to a confrontation that quickly escalated as more people became involved.

Migrants have the opportunity to reapply for temporary housing with the city at the re-intake center. This allows them to secure another 30-day stay.

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