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2 Police Officers Injured, 10 Arrested Following Melee In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Two NYPD officers were injured and 10 people arrested after a wild brawl in the Bronx early Saturday.

As 1010 WINS' Roger Stern reported, one officer suffered a broken nose and two fractured eye sockets, while the other has a jaw fracture.

Police said the two officers were attacked when they tried to break up a group of men and one woman who were throwing dice and drinking Hennessy near the corner of East Tremont and Bronx Park avenues.

2 Police Officers Injured, 10 Arrested Following Melee In The Bronx

One woman who lives nearby said rowdy behavior is par for the course for the neighborhood.

"Sometimes I can hear them from behind my house," she said. (Stern: What do you hear?) I hear all the fighting, commotion, cursing, smacking, hitting."

All 10 who were arrested are charged with disorderly conduct and gambling. Two of the 10 are also charged with assaulting a police officer, Stern reported.

The officers were treated for their injuries at a hospital and released.

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