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Man arrested in videotaped dousing of NYC patrol officers

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they arrested a man in the videotaped dousings of New York City patrol officers with buckets of water.

The New York Police Department says 28-year-old Courtney Thompson was arrested Wednesday on disorderly conduct, harassment and other charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer to speak for him.

Police say Thompson was one of the people seen on a widely watched video dousing two police officers on a Brooklyn street during the recent heat wave.

A second clip that surfaced this week showed two other officers getting drenched while they were making an arrest in Harlem. It appeared one of the officers was hit in the head with a bucket.

Police are still seeking more suspects in both cases.

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