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Henroy Johnson: NYC man, 44, beats and CHOKES cop in shocking video filmed at Target

The attacker Henroy Johnson, allegedly threatened a cop with a bottle and tried to choke him as the two wrestled on the store's floor
UPDATED NOV 25, 2021
The unhinged attacker Henroy Johnson beat an NYPD cop inside a Brooklyn store and tried to choke the officer (Credit: nycpba / Instagram)
The unhinged attacker Henroy Johnson beat an NYPD cop inside a Brooklyn store and tried to choke the officer (Credit: nycpba / Instagram)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: Shocking footage captured the moment a man went crazy and attempted to choke a New York City police officer in a Brooklyn Target on Tuesday, November 23. According to the video, the unhinged attacker beat an NYPD cop inside a Brooklyn store and tried to choke the officer as they wrestled on the ground. According to the NYPD, the violent encounter occurred shortly after 2 pm when the cop observed the man acting "disorderly and flipping items on shelves onto the ground" in the Atlantic Terminal Mall store.

Henroy Johnson, 44, allegedly threatened the officer with a bottle before forcing him to the ground and striking him in the face with a closed fist, according to police. In the footage, Johnson seems to try to strangle the officer as he is on his back. The video of the violent assault comes as New York City continues to struggle with rising violent crimes. In March this year, an elderly Asian man was punched on New York subway in a 'racially motivated' attack. In August, Miguel Solorzana, an NYC man, 50, was attacked at ATM by hatchet-wielding man. Ex-convict, Elvis Nina Pichardo, 40, tried to rape 3 women in one hour at NYC park and was arrested in July this year.


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According to the NYPD, Johnson, who lives on the Bowery in Manhattan, was detained and charged with assault on a police officer, resisting, intimidating, and obstruction. The cop, who was on paid detail at Target, was treated on the spot for bruising and scratches to his head, eyes, and cheek. President of the Police Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, described the footage as "incredibly disturbing."


“We have a police officer in distress, and nobody helps him. Is this the city we want?” Lynch said in a statement. “Has this become normal? It has to stop. We need your help.
“We need your help on the street, and we need your help to force our reckless elected officials to do their job.”

The cop was bruised during the fight. (Picture credit: nycpba/Instagram)

The video is of few seconds but we can see the cop and Johnson struggling with each other. The fistfight continued for a while as people recorded their brawl. Twitter took its turn to react on the viral video. A user commented, "Any man just standing around here is either encouraging or a coward, both of which are part of the problem. Men have to do better. Evil violence is a weed. Society is a garden that needs tending, or it will get overrun."

The brael between the cops and Henroy happened between. (Picture credit: nycpba/ Instagram)

One said, "Back in the good old days, every MAN in the store would have jumped in and given assistance to the officer to take that guy down." Another Twitter user reacted, "If a #police officer is losing this badly and you don't step in to prevent great bodily harm then you have no dick. #nypd #waukesha See something, say something"