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Off Duty NYPD Officer Nearly Beaten To Death On Video

Sergeant Mohammed Deen was attacked by a man outside St. John’s Express restaurant on Liberty Ave., in Queens, New York early Sunday morning. Sgt. Deen is currently in a medically induced coma at Jamaica Hospital.

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Video of the beating was captured by a bystander and was posted to YouTube:

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The suspect, Hayden Holder, was arraigned Monday on charges of assault and attempted murder and the judge order him to be held without bail. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Michael Rusch is a socials editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Rusch was selected by Time as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.

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