On New Year’s Eve in Times Square, police were injured by a man with a machete who hit multiple officers in the head.
Sewell said the man struck two of the officers in the head, inflicting a head laceration on an eight-year veteran and a skull fracture on a recent police academy graduate. rice field. All three of his members of the NYPD were taken to Bellevue Hospital and expected to survive.
At least one police officer fired at the suspect and hit him in the shoulder. The alleged attacker’s injuries are also not life-threatening, police sources said. Preliminary investigations indicate that the man was not previously arrested, but was known to federal and local law enforcement due to previous online postings.
Law enforcement officials say they are investigating whether the man who allegedly attacked the officer previously posted what he called jihadist writing online and traveled to New York City to target police. rice field.
Mike Driscoll, assistant director in charge of the New York FBI field office, said, “At this point, we believe this is the only person. Other than that, we have nothing to suggest. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force also We are investigating.
The knife attack and shooting spooked long lines of crowds waiting to join the NYE celebration. rice field.
Police have closed the immediate area for an investigation. New Year’s Eve celebrations in nearby Times Square were unaffected.