An NYPD officer used only his hands to grab a possum by the tail and remove it from the window ledge of a Manhattan office building Thursday morning.
Cops from the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit showed up at the building on Lafayette Street near East 4th Street in Noho around 9:40 a.m. after maintenance workers called to report a critter that somehow made its way to a first-floor ledge.
Cops used a riot shield to block the animal from moving while one of them — wearing work gloves — grabbed the possum by the tail before the officers carted it away in a crate.
The entire operation only took minutes. It was unclear where the possum was taken.
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