Three NYPD officers have been recovering at Bellevue Hospital Sunday after a person attacked them with a machete on New 12 months’s Eve simply eight blocks away from the celebration in Time Sq., police mentioned.
The boys have been posted on the nook of West 52nd and eighth Ave after 10 p.m. Saturday when a 19-year-old man attacked them with the blade, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell mentioned at a press conference on the hospital Sunday morning. She didn’t determine the suspect.
Sewell mentioned an officer who had simply graduated from the police academy Friday suffered a gash to the top and a fractured cranium in the attack. An eight-year NYPD veteran was additionally reduce in the top, she mentioned. The third officer was not severely injured. That they had all been launched from the hospital by late Sunday, a police spokesman mentioned.
One of many officers – police didn’t say which one – fired his weapon throughout the incident, hanging the suspect in the shoulder. Sewell mentioned the suspect is being handled for his accidents on the similar hospital.
Each the NYPD and the FBI mentioned on the press convention that the investigation is ongoing. They didn’t say whether or not the suspect has been arrested or charged.
Adams praised the officers’ response and coaching, notably the rookie officer who he recognized solely as Paul.
“His role saved the lives of New Yorkers today,” Adams mentioned. “It just goes to show that whether it’s the first day or the last day, the actions that police officers must take everyday are life threatening situations.”
Correction: An earlier model of this text misstated what number of officers have been handled at Bellevue Hospital. All three officers have been handled there.