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VIDEO: NYPD says man threw 'chemical' and Molotov cocktail at cops during traffic stop; suspect faces federal charges


'This is another reminder of how quickly a situation can change and the dangers cops face every day'

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Police bodycam video shows a man throwing a liquid at an NYPD cop during a traffic stop in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department also claimed the suspect hurled a Molotov cocktail at police officers during the tense confrontation on Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say that NYPD officers pulled over Lionel Virgile after he ran a red light just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Officers approached the tinted-out 2000 Lincoln Town Car that Virgile was driving. The officer requested the man's driver's license and vehicle registration, but Virgile first said, "Nah."

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