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Fireman Suspended For Alleged Part In Group Assault On Police Officer

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A member of New York's Bravest is being accused of attacking one of New York's Finest.

Angel Valerio faces charges including attempted robbery and assault and has been suspended from the New York City Fire Department.

The alleged attack happened on the night of June 30.

Sources say Valerio and several others were leaving a TGI Fridays in the Forest Hills section of Queens, when they had a verbal dispute with an off-duty police officer.

One of the men punched the officer, who gave chase and was assaulted and had his backpack stolen by others in the group when he tried to call 911 and make an arrest.

The officer was taken to the hospital with bruises.

Police are still looking for the other men involved.

Valerio is due back in court later this month.

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