A 19-year-old man who attacked cops with a machete on New 12 months’s Eve in Manhattan was charged on Monday with assault and tried homicide, the New York Police Division mentioned.
The costs have been introduced in opposition to Trevor Bickford, who police say attacked three officers simply exterior the Occasions Sq. safety zone the place New Yorkers gathered by the tens of hundreds on New 12 months’s Eve.
The assailant hit two officers on the top, with out inflicting life-threatening harm, earlier than one other officer used his service weapon to wound him within the shoulder.
Bickford is from Wells, a small coastal city in Maine, the New York Police Division mentioned, with out offering additional particulars.
In response to US media, Bickford lately exhibited indicators of Islamist radicalization and should have sought to commit a suicide assault.
He was carrying a diary by which he had expressed his need to affix the Afghan Taliban and die as a martyr, CNN mentioned, citing nameless sources.
The FBI had questioned him in mid-December after one among his kinfolk warned the bureau of his jihadist statements, NBC Information reported.
An FBI counterintelligence unit is concerned within the investigation, New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell mentioned at a information convention Sunday.
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