Bleach-like liquid thrown in officer's eyes during clashing protests in Manhattan: NYPD

Items recovered at the scene, left, and a responding NYPD officer's pants leg, right. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD officer responding to an altercation between two groups of protesters in Manhattan was hospitalized after someone threw what appeared to be bleach in his eyes, the department said Friday.

A number of police officers responded to a “clash” between anti-police protesters and pro-Trump protesters in Manhattan on Friday, the NYPD said.

At some point during the clash, one of the attendees threw a liquid believed to be bleach in an officer’s eyes, police said.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the department said.

Four protesters were arrested at the scene, “for various crimes, including assaults on police officers and weapons possession,” the NYPD said.

Police couldn’t immediately provide any additional details about the protests, the arrests or the injuries the officer sustained. An investigation is ongoing.

“Violent actions will not be tolerated from those who claim to be peaceful protesters,” the NYPD said in a tweet.

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