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New Year’s Eve terror! Cops shoot machete-wielding attacker near Times Square

2023-01-02T18:26:02+00:00
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  • It all happened a few blocks from the NYE ball drop in Times Square.
  • A rookie cop was injured in the attack.
  • The man attacked 3 cops with a machete.

Machete attack near Times Square on New Year’s Eve! Terror broke out a few blocks from Times Square before the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop when a man with a machete attacked a rookie police officer and was shot by two other cops, according to The Sun.

The officer was near the end of his first day on the job when he was attacked by the man with a machete, who slashed his head. The rookie’s partner shot the suspect in the shoulder.

Machete attack near Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Attack on New Years in Times Square
PHOTO: Twitter

The Sun reported that the suspect was a 19-year-old man who, after being injured, was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital. The injured police officer was also taken to a hospital and authorities announced that they expected him to make a full recovery shortly.

“No backpacks or umbrellas in Time Square. They forgot to mention machetes,” a police source said. “Two NYPD officers were reportedly attacked during New Year’s Eve celebrations near Times Square,” Congressman Ritchie Torres said on Twitter. “As we await more details, please keep our officers in your prayers.” Filed Under: New Year’s Eve Times Square Attack

Video of the chaos

 They share video of the chaos unleashed
PHOTO: Twitter

On Twitter, users began to share a video showing the chaos that was unleashed after the attack on the rookie NYPD officer. Initial reports indicated that two officers had been stabbed, with reports of a shooting that caused mass panic near the Time Square celebration area.

An update to the same report indicated that police were evacuating everyone near the area of ​​8th Ave. near the Times Square celebration, with reports of a suspect in custody. After causing mass panic, the two NYPD officers were transported to local hospitals. Filed Under: New Year’s Eve Times Square Attack

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

New Years in Times Square
PHOTO: Twitter

The ball dropped in New York’s iconic Times Square as huge crowds counted down the seconds to 2023, culminating in raucous cheers and an avalanche of glittering confetti shown on giant screens with neon and pulsing lights that covered streets, reported The Associated Press.

Two New York City officers were rushed to a hospital after an altercation with a machete-wielding man just a block from the crowd. The officers were conscious with injuries that were not considered life-threatening and the suspect was in custody, authorities said, according to the AP report.

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