The charges here are pretty serious if true.

The Associated Press, Lisa Chamoff and Julia Jacobo of PIX 11 reported.

CUNY Baruch professor accused of assaulting NYPD officers charged with rioting, robbery

Police have arrested the suspect accused of assaulting two NYPD officers on the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday night amidst the Millions March protests, according to officials.

Eric Linsker, a 29-year-old from Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with assault of police officers, robbery, reckless endangerment, rioting and possession of marijuana. He is currently being held at the 5th precinct in Lower Manhattan.

The assaulted officers were trying to arrest a man who was attempting to toss a garbage can onto officers below. They were treated for bumps, bruises and a broken nose. A backpack full of hammers and a mask was found.

The NYPD held a press conference Saturday night, where Chief of Patrol James O’Neill spoke about recent assaults on officers.

“Our officers have shown extraordinary restraint and patience in the face of verbal abuse and much more,” O’Neill said. He continued, saying that that sort of thing comes with the territory of protests, but they draw the line at an assault on an officer.

Mitchel B. Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, confirmed Saturday that Linsker is an adjunct professor at the college. He is currently teaching one composition course at Baruch.

“Working with The City University of New York, Baruch will cooperate fully, as called upon, in any criminal investigation. While we believe firmly in the exercise of free speech, we deplore violence of any kind and will support the official investigation of this matter,” Wallerstein said.