Friday, January 27, 2023

They arrested a man who attacked police officers with a knife in New York

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – A man accused of attacking police near New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve was arrested on charges of attempted murder Monday, police said, while authorities are still investigating. whether he was inspired by Islamic extremism.

The New York Police Department said in a statement that 19-year-old Trevor Bickford also faces charges of attempted assault, in which two officers were injured.

Bickford, who lives in Wells, Maine, remains hospitalized and awaiting arraignment after he was shot in the shoulder by police during a confrontation on Monday. It is not known whether he has a lawyer to comment on his legal status. The Associated Press has sent messages to his relatives seeking comment.

The incident happened about two hours before midnight on Saturday, just outside the high-security area where attendees pass through gun control before entering the world’s largest and most famous New Year’s Eve celebration.

Two officers were seriously wounded with a knife before the suspect was killed, according to officials. Two officers were hospitalized, one with a fractured skull and the other with major head injuries, and are expected to recover. Suspicious too.

An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday that investigators believe Bickford traveled to New York City a few days earlier. They are probing whether he had traveled specifically to attack police at the Times Square event, the official said on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

New York City police and federal officials are still trying to discern a motive, and investigators are reviewing Bickford’s online postings, which according to the officer include mention of extremist Islamic stances.

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