Video obtained by The Post shows the moment a woman suddenly attacked an NYPD officer in front of a Bronx precinct station house and how the cop then wrestled her to the ground, police said Sunday.
The footage shows suspect Penelope Hernandez, 29, of Decatur Avenue casually walking up the stairs in front of the 52nd Precinct station house before punching the officer in the face around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 30, according to police.
The officer then struggled with the woman down the short flight of stairs, and the two wrestled on the ground till two men, one of them a uniformed cop, came to the policeman’s aid and helped arrest Hernandez.
She was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration, police said.
The officer suffered bruising, swelling and substantial pain to the left side of his face and scrapes to his knee, a police spokesman said.