NYPD Machete Attack Suspect was Reportedly Placed on FBI Terror Watchlist. Family member said he was radicalized by Islamic Extremism

The 19-year-old suspect in a New Year’s Eve machete attack New York City police According to reports, officers were placed on an FBI His alleged Islamic extremist views are the reason he was added to terror watchlist. 

According to police, the teenager, who was from Wells, Maine tried to strike three NYPD officers at Times Square around 10:11 on Saturday. Then, he struck one with a machete, before striking two more officers with the weapon. According to reports, the suspect was placed After his aunt reported that he was radicalized online, he wanted to fight overseas for Islamic extremists and was placed on the FBI terror watchlist. 

CBS News reports that authorities are looking into whether the attack was motivated by radical Islamic extremism. reported. Police believe that the teenager suspect traveled via Amtrak between Maine and New York last week. Sources tell CBS that the NYPD didn’t know the suspect was on an FBI terror watchlist.

This is the weapon found on the scene. https://t.co/Waaux2hUTt pic.twitter.com/EijU7QUgkQ

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 1, 2023

After being shot in the shoulder by an officer he had assaulted, the suspect was subdued. The three NYPD officers who were involved in the attack were all taken to hospital. released. The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover from his injuries. 

A laceration to his head was sustained by an eight-year-old veteran officer. A second officer, who had just graduated from the police academy, was left with a skull fractured and large laceration.

Eric Adams, New York City Democratic mayor, stated that he spoke to one officer while he was receiving treatment. Adams stated that the officer was not in his care. “good spirits” “understood that his role saved lives of New Yorkers today.”

The FBI is providing assistance to the NYPD during the investigation.

Watch as Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell update you on an incident involving police in Manhattan. https://t.co/ha11b02Fvq

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 1, 2023

This report was contributed by Daniel Chaitin

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