1010 WINS reporter sent to hospital after struck in head by object outside liquor store being looted

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May 31, 2020 - 11:52 am
Darius Radzius

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Darius Radzius, a reporter for 1010 WINS, was injured and briefly hospitalized Saturday after he was struck by an object in the head while he was covering the protests in Brooklyn.

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After witnessing looting at a Flatbush liquor store, Radzius called the 1010 WINS news desk, and while on the phone, he heard someone yell, "Snitch!" As Radzius, a Navy vet, turned around, he was hit by the object.

Radzius was knocked to the floor but didn't think much about it until he felt blood dripping down his face. "I knew I got hit hard, but I didn't realize how serious it was," he told 1010 WINS.

He was treated at the scene by a protester who he believes is a nurse. First responders arrived and he was taken to King's County Hospital where he was treated for injuries and received five stitches.

"Thanks to the demonstrators who took care of me on the scene until the @FDNY arrived," Radzius tweeted late Saturday night. "Thanks to the @NYPDnews @FDNY and doctors and medical staff at @NYCHealthSystem Kings County Hospital. I am back home now with 5 stitches above the eye."

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