Assault suspect arrested after nearly 12-hour search in Sheepshead Bay: Cops

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Police officers spent nearly 12 hours searching for the suspect after responding to a reported assault on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Cops arrested an alleged assailant after several hours of searching on Wednesday. 

On July 11 at approximately 5:21 a.m., the officers responded to an assault call at a home on Coyle Street near Marine Park. According to an NYPD spokesperson, the department’s Emergency Services Units, hostage negotiation team, and Technical Assistance Response Unit responded to the call.

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The NYPD’s hostage negotiation team, Emergency Services Units, and Technical Assistance team responded to the situation. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Upon arrival, officers were told that a 43-year-old male had allegedly punched and slapped the 21-year-old victim in the head following a verbal dispute. Emergency responders treated the victim at the scene of the crime. 

The alleged attacker was not discovered at the home, and cops launched an hours-long search in the neighborhood. After nearly 12 hours, suspect Anthony Bifulco was finally arrested and charged on Wednesday at approximately 3:09 p.m. 

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The alleged assailant appeared to have fled the home by the time cops arrived. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Bifulco was charged with a litany of crimes including two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, fleeing an officer and reckless driving.