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New York City police have shot dead a man with a hatchet who attacked a group of policemen in broad daylight on a busy street in Queens. The man is reported to have had “Islamic extremist leanings.”

The identity and the motive of the man are being investigated.

Following the incident, one policeman is being treated for a serious head wound, the NYPD stated at a news conference, as cited by AP.

CCTV footage shows that the man, about 32 years old, intentionally attacked four patrol officers. While the officers were posing for a photo, the man tried to hit an officer with the hatchet, and the policeman blocked his blow. Then, the man hit another officer in the back of the head, who fell to the ground.

Read more at RT News

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