Physical Address

304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

NYPD officer discharged firearm during Columbia protest dispersal

A police officer accidentally fired his gun at Columbia University while clearing pro-Palestinian protesters from a building. No one was hurt, and the bullet was found in a nearby wall. The NYPD is investigating. The officer discharged his weapon after using a flashlight attachment to illuminate a barricade protesters had set up in Hamilton Hall. The incident was captured on body camera, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the footage. The protests at Columbia are part of a broader movement on campuses nationwide calling for divestment from Israel and transparency about institutional investments. President Joe Biden has urged protesters to abide by the rule of law.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *