NYPD officer hospitalized after group attacks him during jog in Long Island City

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD officer was hospitalized after he was attacked by a group of men while jogging in Long Island City on Friday night, police said.

The officer was jogging in plain clothes during his break around 6:30 p.m. when he was beaten up by six to nine men near 51st Street and Vernon Boulevard, according to police.

The officer tried to fight back and was eventually assisted by a good Samaritan who called 911, police said.

The officer suffered injuries to his head, throat and knee. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police said this has become a common occurrence in the area and that there have been numerous reports over the past few days of people being randomly attacked.

No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.