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Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident

Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident

Two suspects were arrested Wednesday after a police officer was hit by the driver of a speeding auto in Times Square Saturday, the NYPD said.

An NYPD spokesman said that Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, were in custody and will be charged in the January 13 incident, which was caught on video.

Exclusive footage from WNBC shows the suspects in cuffs and being motioned toward police vehicles after being arrested. Charges for the men are pending.

"These are men that drive these cars, and, as you've seen on the video, they don't stop for police officers". When the NYPD officer - identified as 26-year-old Ian Wallace - approached the auto and beckoned it to stop, the driver instead stepped on the gas. The officer is then seen chasing after the vehicle, but the driver fled on West 42nd Street, cops said.

Officials said the officer the auto clipped was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his legs and back.

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"Based on past actions of these two people, they don't just give up, they don't just surrender, they try to escape and they use a vehicle as a weapon to do so", Aubry said.

"He stood in harms way and attempted to stop that vehicle", Aubry said, noting how Wallace's "instincts took over".

Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, have been arrested in the hit-and-run of an NYPD officer in Times Square.

Police said Santos and Lopez have criminal pasts. Authorities are looking for at least one more person.

"He's a courageous officer", said the official.


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