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Energy drink thrown near by Mayor Adams at an event in Brooklyn

Someone threw an energy drink can near Mayor Eric Adams as he stood outside one of the city’s public housing facilities in Williamsburg on Friday.

Adams was speaking to reporters outside an NYCHA building at 125 Taylor Street when a blue can of Nutrament whizzed out of the 21-story building and landed about 10 feet from the mayor.

Adams was quickly escorted across the street to safety by his protection squad – led by the mayor’s younger brother, Bernard.

“They know I care about health, so they threw me a protein drink,” the mostly vegan mayor joked at a separate event at NYPD headquarters later that afternoon. “I haven’t had a chance to thank them for their dedication to my nutritional health.”

After Adams left the crime scene, a Post photographer spotted a member of Adams’ mayoral protection unit — Mike Hosek, also a detective with the NYPD Intelligence Bureau — preferring his right forearm.

Hosek later confirmed that he had been hit by the can.

During an event in Brooklyn, Mayor Adams was pelted with an energy drink can.
During an event in Brooklyn, Mayor Adams was pelted with an energy drink can.
125 Taylor Building
Someone threw a food can from the 21-story building, hitting Mayor Adams.
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Can on the ground hitting Adams.
The can came from the building at 125 Taylor Street.
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Mayor Adams gets in the car
Adams had been attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a HUD and NYCHA renovation projection when the can was thrown.
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“I was standing two feet from the mayor, I was just reacting. Thank God nothing happened to him. It could have been a disaster,” he told the Post.

“We immediately called for air mail and escorted the mayor across the street to safety,” the police officer said, using a law enforcement term for throwing objects from the windows of a condominium.

“I don’t feel any pain. Just bruises, I’ll put some ice on it,” Hosek added.

“I hope they get whoever did this, it’s unacceptable.”

A police officer was injured after the can was thrown near Adams.
A police officer was injured after the can was thrown near Adams.
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Bernard Adams, brother of New York Mayor Adams
New York Mayor Adams’ brother, Bernard Adams, kidnapped the mayor after the incident.
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams speaks with NYPD Housing Chief Jeffrey Maddrey.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams speaks with NYPD Housing Chief Jeffrey Maddrey after someone threw a blue can from a building at the mayor.
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As of Friday night, no arrests had been made, although the NYPD had requested access to surveillance video from all buildings in the complex to find out where the can came from. The department’s mayoral threat assessment unit investigated the incident.

Adams announced the completion of a $434 million renovation that involved nine public housing developments, including 37 buildings and over 2,600 apartments, which are home to more than 6,000 NYCHA residents.

“While the NYPD will do their due diligence, we have no reason to believe this article was addressed to the mayor,” Adams press secretary Fabien Levy told The Post in a statement.

“The mayor continued his press chatter, taking photos with those in attendance, speaking to others, and then crossing the street to speak to more New Yorkers. He left as planned and without incident.”

NYPD Housing Chief Jeffrey Maddrey was on hand and spoke briefly with the mayor, who was overheard telling the chief to “be patient” as the city braces for a surge in violence during this weekend’s heat wave.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/energy-drink-thrown-near-mayor-adams-at-brooklyn-event/ Energy drink thrown near by Mayor Adams at an event in Brooklyn

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