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DEVELOPING STORY: Two police officers were stabbed and a third injured in a wild attack near the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.
The NYPD says a man armed with a machete attacked the officers. The attacker was shot.
“No backpacks or umbrellas in Times Square. They forgot to mention machetes,” a police source told The New York Post.
Law enforcement sources tell the New York Post the violence broke out at about 9:28 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the corner of 52nd Street and 8th Avenue.
Meanwhile, another cop was hit by a police car when he was trying to move the barricades on 52nd and Broadway to let responding officers get to the machete-wielding man, witnesses said.
The injured officers were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, while the suspect — apparently shot in an exchange with police — was also hospitalized. Police sources said the officers are in stable condition; the suspect’s condition is unknown at this time.
🚨#BREAKING: Two NYPD officers have been stabbed with reports of shots fired— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 1, 2023
📌#Manhattan | #NY
Currently Multiple authorities are responding too two NYPD officers that have been stabbed with reports of a shooting Causing mass panic near time Square celebration area pic.twitter.com/0tGpITWxwD
🚨#UPDATE: Police are reportedly evacuating everyone near the area near 8th Ave. near the NYC Times Square NYE celebration area with reports of a suspect in custody. After causing mass panic the two NYPD officers have been transported to the local hospitals pic.twitter.com/F9qltu1EAs— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 1, 2023
BREAKING NEWS: Two NYPD officers stabbed, One Officer was stabbed in the head during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square. #Manhattan #nypd #stabbing #fdny #TimesSquare #NewYear #balldrop #HappyNewYear #NewYorkCity #nyc #newyork #BreakingNews #Police pic.twitter.com/EMzINArTLp— NY Actions (@NY_ACTIONS) January 1, 2023