The suspect is 32 years old and has had 15 prior arrests including one for carrying knives outside a synagogue on August 27th. Only photo of suspect available so far is below.
HEAVY The police officer’s injuries are serious but not life-threatening. The suspect is reported to be in critical condition. The attack occurred near Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan around 5PM today.
The New York Post said the suspect’s car was booted, which upset him. A sergeant tasered the man, a struggle unfolded, and an off-duty detective intervened and was struck with the meat cleaver.
According to The New York Daily News, people reported seeing “a man with a scruffy beard and wearing sandals running with a meat cleaver in his hand,” which led to police being called to the scene in the first place. Joudeh pulled out an 11-inch cleaver from his waistband and began running toward Sixth Avenue, officials said. Officers joined in the pursuit, and one uniformed sergeant deployed a stun gun to no effect.
Photos and videos captured the chaos at the scene as people captured the police response from the street, hotel rooms, and office buildings. Some also captured more grisly aspects of the scene.
CBS New York said the suspect allegedly slashed the officer in the head with the meat cleaver. Officers then shot the suspect. The New York Daily News said Joudeh allegedly “refused to drop the large knife and lunged at cops.”
NBC New York said Joudeh struck at least one officer in the face with the cleaver, leaving a six-inch gash in the cop’s face before being shot 18 times by uniformed police, striking the suspect several times, officials say. “Four other officers were taken to the hospital to be evaluated for trauma.”
A mob of around 30 young Somali Muslim men terrorized an upscale community near the Lake Calhoun area earlier last week. “They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap you and they were going to rape you,” said one Minneapolis resident, “It was a very traumatizing experience.”
Most of the Somali Muslims who live in Minnesota are Sunni Muslim and residents say this is not the first time mobs have showed up to frighten the town, which is filled with million dollar homes. The U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, has permanently resettled more than 132,000 Somali ”refugees” into dozens of American cities since 1983, according to federal data collected by the State Department.
BHas previously arrested for carrying knives near synagogue
BY ROBERT SPENCERWhile Linda Sarsour and other Islamic supremacists hysterically pretend that it’s unsafe for Muslim women in New York, the jihad there continues.
Looks as if Akram Joudeh was a jihad waiting to happen: “Akram Joudeh: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” by Jessica McBride, Heavy, September 15, 2016:
NBC 10.com said the suspect was 32 years old and has 15 prior arrests, “including one on Aug. 27 after he was found carrying knives near a synagogue.”…
“Criminal attacks New York cops with a MEAT CLEAVER before being shot and critically wounded: Suspect attacked ‘because his car was booted when he parked in the middle of Manhattan street,'” by James Wilkinson, Dailymail.com, September 15, 2016:
The Queens man who allegedly hit an off-duty NYPD detective in the head with an 11-inch meat cleaver during a dramatic Midtown Manhattan confrontation has been identified as Akram Joudeh, 32.
Joudeh was shot multiple times on West 32 Street, near Penn Station, by several officers at around 5pm Wednesday after a dramatic chase that culminated in three officers being injured, cops said.
The detective suffered a six-inch gash from his temple to his jaw, while Joudeh was left in hospital in critical but stable condition.
Police were called out at around 5pm after Joudeh was seen trying to prize a boot off his car on West 31 St and Broadway.
He is believed to have been sleeping in the vehicle, which had reportedly been parked in the middle of the street, which is located in a busy, tourist-heavy area of Midtown.
When police approached, however, he pulled out the cleaver and fled while ‘waving it around,’ a police spokesman said.
A sergeant attempted to stop the suspect with a taser while they ran through the crowded area, but for reasons unknown it apparently had no effect.
The officers chased him through the heavily-patrolled area to West 32 St, near Penn Station, where he mounted the grill of a stationary police car.
An off-duty detective, who was heading to Penn Station, saw Joudeh and attempted to tackle him – at which point, cops say, Joudeh hit him in the face with the cleaver.
Officers tried to talk him into dropping the weapon, police said, but he refused – at which point they fired 18 times, hitting him with multiple bullets, cops said.
Two other cops sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Early reports said that one of them suffered a graze on his back during the gunfire.
Both the cops and the attacker were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The detective is said to be in serious condition. The other officers are said to be in stable condition….