September 2nd, 2013
04:34 PM ET

6 British soldiers accused of attacking NYPD cop

Six British soldiers who have been charged with assaulting an off-duty New York City police officer are expected to appear in court this week, according to a police spokesman.

The six soldiers were arrested early Friday morning after the 30-year-old police officer was injured outside a bar in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood, said New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Thomas Antonetti. A verbal altercation quickly escalated into a physical fight, he said.

The cause is still unclear, he added.

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ rupert, its hooligans.

    September 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Canadians would never do this.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    And if they were French soldiers, they would have surrendered to one off duty NYPD officer.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    While one Irish soldier would have attacked six cops, if they insulted his Mom or something.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. petoskey ron

    " The cause was unclear." Perhaps outside a bar and early morning sheds some light on that.

    September 3, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    6 Brit soldiers against one NYPD cop? That was typical ' use of overwhelming force' military strategy, borrowed from us perhaps?
    but they are from Britain our bosom ally. let them go with a tap on the wrist. They may be needed somewhere in the M.East.

    September 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Took 6 guys to take the NY cop down? NY strong.

    September 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    not so blimey typical

    September 4, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal, love your accent.

    September 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |