3 NYPD officers assaulted by a woman in Midtown Manhattan

3 NYPD officers assaulted by a woman in Midtown Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY – Three police officers were sent to the hospital Tuesday after being attacked by a woman in Midtown Manhattan, police said.

The officers were investigating a call of an assault in progress around 12:30 p.m. near East 34th Street and Madison Avenue when they encountered 48-year-old Maxine Moyd, police said. When the officers approached Moyd, the woman pulled a can of pepper spray and sprayed two of the officers, police said.

Moyd bit the third officer on the elbow as she was being arrested, police said.

The three officers were taken to Lenox Hill hospital in stable condition, police said. Moyd has been charged with assaulting a police officer and menacing.