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Suspect Behind NYPD New Year’s Eve Attack Was on FBI Radar — a Recent Convert to Islam

A rookie NYPD officer was stabbed in the head Saturday night near Times Square amid New Year’s Eve celebrations.

A second NYPD officer was struck with a pipe or a blunt object.

The suspect was shot by police and taken into custody.

The police officer was rushed to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover.

According to the New York Post, the injured police officer was a rookie on his first day on the job.

The suspect, 19-year-old Trevor Bickford of Wells, Maine, was shot in the shoulder and taken to a nearby hospital.

According to FOX News Trevor Bickford was on the FBI radar and recently converted to Islam.

A high-level police source also tells Fox News Digital that Bickford was being watched by the FBI’s counterterrorism task force in the weeks leading up to Saturday’s attack. The source also said Bickford recently converted to Islam and a tipster claimed he had expressed interest in going to Afghanistan.

The first cop, a rookie on his first night of policing, was slashed in the head, prompting another nearby officer to shoot Bickford. That officer was also struck, but he was not seriously injured. The first officer, identified by authorities only as Paul, is expected to recover.

READ 14 COMMENTS
  • Dave G says:

    Things like this will only continue and get worse.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    America has been way too lenient with the most radical of religions. You know who they are, ban them from this country.

    We try to be nice to them and they take advantage of that kindness. Almost like what is pouring into the country over the southern border. Except, the cartels are worse.

    If we don’t deal harshly with the issues, they WILL get much worse.

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