Officer vicious though fast after hatchet attack

October 24, 2014 - photo frame

In this support squeeze taken from video supposing by a New York Police Department, an unclear male approaches New York City military officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a Queens precinct of New York. The male harmed dual with a hatchet before a other officers shot and killed him, military said. A bystander was bleeding in a gunfire. Investigators were still perplexing to endorse a temperament of a assailant and establish a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)
In this support squeeze taken from video supposing by a New York Police Department, an unclear male approaches New York City military officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a Queens precinct of New York. The male harmed dual with a hatchet before a other officers shot and killed him, military said. A bystander was bleeding in a gunfire. Investigators were still perplexing to endorse a temperament of a assailant and establish a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City military officer who suffered a vicious conduct wound after being pounded by a hatchet-wielding male stays in vicious though fast condition, military pronounced Friday.

Police contend another officer who was strike in a behind of a conduct in a Thursday conflict is in fast condition on Friday.

The assailant was shot and killed by police.

Security videotape and declare accounts seemed to leave no doubt that a male intentionally targeted 4 rookie New York Police Department officers, military said. Moments before a attack, he was seen on a travel dilemma crouching down to lift a hatchet out of trek before he charged a officers and began overhanging a hatchet with a ambidextrous grip, military said.

Asked if a conflict could be associated to terrorism, Police Commissioner William Bratton didn’t order it out. He cited a deadly sharpened of a infantryman in Canada progressing this week — what officials there have called a apprehension conflict — as reason for concern.

“This early on, we unequivocally can't contend approbation or no to that question,” Bratton pronounced Thursday.

The conflict occurred during about 2 p.m. while a officers were station together on feet patrol, military said. Without a word, a male swung during an officer who blocked a blow with his arm. Another officer was strike in a behind of a conduct and fell to a ground.

As a male lifted a hatchet again, a dual uninjured officers drew their weapons and dismissed several rounds, military said. The bullets killed a assailant and bleeding a womanlike bystander, military said.

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Associated Press author Tom Hays contributed to this report.

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