One officer — a rookie, patrolling on his first day with the NYPD — suffered a fractured skull.
A man with a machete attacked three New York City police officers not far from the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration, police said early Sunday.
Two were struck in the head and were hospitalized. One officer — a rookie, patrolling on his first day with the NYPD — suffered a fractured skull, said Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell during a press conference. The other, an officer in his eighth year with the NYPD suffered a bad gash. All three officers were in stable condition and expected to recover, a spokesperson said Sunday.
The 19-year-old suspect, whose identity was not released by police, was shot in the shoulder by one of the offices. He is also expected to recover.
The attack occurred shortly after 10 p.m., just eight blocks from Times Square, where thousands were packed in for the city’s annual New Year’s ball drop.
Mayor Eric Adams said that he had spoken to an injured officer at the hospital while his wound was being stitched.