NYPD Fatally Shoots Man Attacking Cops with Hatchet; Possible Terrorist Link

The New York Police Department fatally shot a man tonight who was brandishing a hatchet and swung it at several officers, hitting two and giving one of them a critical head wound. According to the New York Daily News, the man charged at four rookie officers holding the hatchet and started swinging it at them.

He sliced one officer’s arm and dealt a serious blow to another’s head. That officer, Kenneth Healey, was sent to the hospital and is currently in critical but stable condition.

On her show tonight, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly showed video of the man charging at the officers with the hatchet. The NYPD uncovered some questionable statements on the man’s Facebook page that they believe suggest terrorist ties, and they are reportedly looking into that as a possible motive. However, earlier today police did not publicly comment on those reports.

You can watch that report here, via Fox News:

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