Someone chucked an power drink can near Mayor Eric Adams whereas he was standing exterior one of many metropolis’s public housing amenities in Williamsburg on Friday.
Adams was talking with reporters exterior a NYCHA constructing at 125 Taylor Street when a blue Nutrament can got here whizzing out from the 21-story constructing, touchdown about 10 toes from the mayor.
Adams was rapidly whisked throughout the road to security by his protecting element — led by the mayor’s youthful brother Bernard.
“They know that I am into health, so they threw me down a protein drink,” the largely vegan mayor joked later within the afternoon at a separate event at NYPD headquarters. “I didn’t get a chance to thank them for their commitment to my nutritional health.”
After Adams left the scene, a Post photographer noticed a member of Adams’ mayoral government safety unit – Mike Hosek, additionally a detective within the Intelligence Bureau of the NYPD – favoring his proper forearm.
Hosek later confirmed he had been struck by the can.
“I was standing two feet from the mayor, I just reacted. Thank God nothing happened to him. It could have been a disaster,” he advised The Post.
“We called right away for air mail and frisked the mayor across the street to safety,” the cop mentioned, utilizing a regulation enforcement time period for when objects are thrown from the home windows of a housing complicated.
“I feel no pain. Just bruised up, I’m going to put some ice on it,” Hosek added.
“I hope they get whoever did this, it’s unacceptable.”
Adams was asserting the completion of a $434 million renovation tied to 9 public housing developments together with 37 buildings and over 2,600 residences house to greater than 6,000 NYCHA residents.
“While NYPD will do their due diligence, we have no reason to believe this item was aimed at the mayor,” Adams press secretary Fabien Levy advised The Post in a press release.
“The mayor continued his press gaggle, took pictures with individuals present, talked with others, and then walked across the street to speak with more New Yorkers. He departed as scheduled and without incident.”
NYPD Housing Chief Jeffrey Maddrey was at the scene and spoke briefly with the mayor, who was overheard telling the chief to “be patient” as town braces for an uptick of violence throughout this weekend’s warmth wave.