Eric Adams: New York Mayor calls 911 after spotting assault during media engagement | US News
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a retired New York Police Department captain, called for an assault he witnessed in one of his first media engagements.
Adams became the second black mayor of New York City when he was sworn in on Saturday morning after holding a ceremony in Times Square.
While surrounded by media on a walkway at Kosciuszko Street subway station in Brooklyn, Mr. Adams spotted three men fighting on the street and called 911.
A video posted to Twitter by Myles Miller shows the mayor speaking to the operator, telling them, “I’m on Broadway Kosciusko, and I have an assault going on against three men.
“No – assault in progress, not past assault, they are fighting in the street at the moment, three men,” he said.
According to Miller, who was present when the mayor made the call, police then attended the scene before leaving. It is not known what happened to the men involved in the crash.
Mr. Adams – who said he wanted his first three paychecks in the role to be made in bitcoin – was sworn in during New Years celebrations in Times Square, shortly after the 2022 call.
He faces an immense challenge as he takes office as the city grapples with record-breaking COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant.
Mr Adams said he would keep in place many of the restrictions made by outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, which include some of the strictest vaccine mandates in the United States.
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