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Brooklyn cop killed after being pushed down stairs
A Brooklyn police officer was killed this morning when he was pushed down a flight of stairs by an emotionally disturbed person.
The officer, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was responding to a call about that person in Boerum Hill.
The officer was tossed down the stairs when he went to handcuff the person, sources said.
He was declared dead at 6:59 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, sources said.
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NYPD: Officer dies after push down stairs
March 13, 2011 by The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A police officer responding to an early morning domestic violence call was killed after he was shoved over a railing by a suspect and fell nine feet down a cement stairwell, landing on his head and breaking his neck.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Officer Alain Schaberger was among those at the Brooklyn scene around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. Police were attempting to take a 42-year-old man with a history of domestic violence arrests into custody when he began to resist.
Kelly said the suspect had been shackled on one hand when he used both hands to push Schaberger over the railing. The officer fell down a stairwell which leads to the basement.
He was taken to Lutheran Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Charges are pending against the suspect.