Man who drove SUV into officer during protests arrested: NYPD

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Bronx man who allegedly drove an SUV into an NYPD officer after looting a store during the George Floyd protests has been arrested, police said Tuesday. 

Jahara Jobarteh, 24, of Mott Haven, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault, burglary, riot and driving without a license, the NYPD said. 

Police say Jobarteh was one of several people who broke into iFixScreens, a cell phone repair shop on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village, around 3:20 a.m. on June 1. 

As the group fled the store with an “undetermined” amount of merchandise, NYPD officers arrived and tried to keep two of the cars they were fleeing in from driving off, police said. 

Surveillance video taken from the scene shows one of the officers exit an NYPD van after it pulls up next to a Ford Explorer. Jobarteh, who was driving the Ford Explorer, then rammed into the officer before fleeing the scene, according to police.

The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, the NYPD said. Jobarteh’s attorney information wasn’t immediately available on Tuesday.