SEE IT: Horrifying video shows Buffalo police shoving elderly man to the ground, seen bleeding from the head; police spokesperson claims injured protester ‘tripped and fell’

Update: 10: 52 pm ET

Two Buffalo police officers involved in the confrontation that left a protester injured have reportedly been suspended.


Videos captured during demonstrations in Buffalo, New York, show a police officer push an elderly man so roughly that he falls to the ground. The graphic video shows that he is bleeding from the head.


Buffalo-based news station WBFO shared a video on Twitter showing a man who appears to be elderly approaching police officers during a demonstration in Niagara Square. The man is seen speaking to the officers briefly before one of them pushes him, sending the man falling backwards, landing on his head.

Another local reporter shared video taken from a different angle, in which witnesses can be heard asking for medical attention for the injured man. One witness is heard saying that the man is unconscious.

Shortly after the video went viral, a spokesperson for the Buffalo Police Department issued a statement claiming that a person attending the demonstration was injured when they “tripped and fell.” The statement has come under fire from journalists at the scene who witnessed the man being pushed.

CrimeOnline is seeking further information about the man’s condition. We will have further updates when more information is available.

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[Feature image: Screenshot of WBFO Twitter]