NYPD Seek Suspect as Police Van Doused With Gasoline During Protest

Police in New York said they were searching for a person who poured gasoline over a police vehicle during a protest on September 3.

Demonstrators were gathered outside the NYPD’s 46th Precinct to protest the police shooting of Michael Rosado on August 29, ABC7 reported.

Rosado was shot by two officers after they spotted him pulling out a gun and shooting during a dispute with a group of people, police said.

This clip, released by the NYPD, shows protesters pushing barricades towards officers, and the incident involving the gasoline.

“While protesting, the group began to push barricades into the officers protecting the precinct as well as throw eggs at a marked police van. An individual with the group then proceeded to douse the van – which was occupied – with gasoline. The investigation to identify the individual pouring the gasoline is underway and he could face state and/or federal charges for his actions,” the NYPD said. Credit: NYPD via Storyful

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