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New York Officers Hit with Hatchet, Suspect Killed

October 23, 2014  | 

A hatchet-wielding man has been shot and killed in a police-involved shooting in Queens, N.Y.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday at Jamaica Avenue and 162nd Street in Jamaica.

The suspect walked up to a group of uniformed officers and hit one with the hatchet without warning, sources told CBS 2.

The officer was slashed in the head and taken to Jamaica Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Another officer at the scene fired several rounds hitting the suspect, who died at the scene, sources said.

A female bystander, who was accidentally struck by a police round, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, sources said.

The second officer was also taken to the hospital, sources said.

A motive for the attack is not known.

Comments (5)

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Bill @ 10/23/2014 8:24 PM

This scourge hasn't hit Houston, yet. I'm not a cop, so I don't play by the cops rules. Let me see someone do this to my fellow Keeper of the Oath. I stand with the blue line.

Thank you, LEO's for your service.

TheRookie @ 10/23/2014 8:54 PM

This is worse than first reported. This was a Islamist Jihadist attack. The 25 year old Officer had the axe buried in his skull. This anti-L.E. POTUS, A.G., NY Governor, & Mayor are disgraceful & will not call it for what it is, Terrorism.
All Officers be careful out there as they have called for Lone Wolf attacks on all of you throughout America. May god be with you all.

Bill @ 10/23/2014 9:15 PM

Amen, TheRookie. The day has come when we have to look out for each other.

And LEO's, Thank You For Your Service. I got your back.

D-Ray @ 10/24/2014 6:32 AM

Bill- If only more citizens cared about the police like you do... We appreciate it!

Ashley @ 11/3/2014 2:16 PM

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