Florida man ambushes Orlando police officers with brick while livestreaming on Facebook: authorities

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A Florida man used his phone to livestream the moment he grabbed a brick and ambushed Orlando police early Saturday, the second unprovoked attack on city officers in less than a week, authorities said.

William D. McClish, 27, was later identified as the man who attacked two officers while they were standing on the corner of Washington and Magnolia just before 1 a.m., Orlando police said.

McClish appeared to be hiding behind a car, where he picks up a brick before charging at one officer and striking him with the brick, according to the suspect’s Facebook Live video that police released.

That officer suffered a "significant facial injury" while a second officer who attempted to intervene was bit and nearly had an eye gouged out, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said in a written statement.

"These unprovoked actions should be a concern for all of our communities," Rolón said.

Orlando Police Union President Adam Krudo told FOX35 Orlando that both officers were home recovering.

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