On New Year’s Eve, two police officers were attacked by a man with a machete near Times Square.
Now, stunning new details have been released about the alleged attacker.
The suspect is apparently an Islamic extremist from Wells, Maine.
Around 10pm on New Year’s Eve, 19-year-old Trevor Bickford allegedly attacked two police officers with a machete, stabbing one in the head.
Photos are now being released of Bickford online.
While he apparently has no criminal record, it has been revealed that Bickford was already on the FBI’s “watch list.”
Bickford was on a ‘guardian list’ due to his radicalization.
He had previously told family members that he wanted to fight in Afghanistan.
Oh. Times Square 'jihadi', 19, was on an FBI 'watchlist' after being radicalized and vowing to fight in Afghanistan before stabbing rookie NYPD cop in the head on New Year's Eve https://t.co/uV5qwQbr4J
— A.C. Spollen (@ACSpollen) January 1, 2023
Daily Mail broke the story:
The alleged Islamic extremist who stabbed a rookie NYPD cop in the head with a machete in Times Square on New Year’s Eve has been pictured.
Trevor Bickford, 19, from Wells, Maine, is seen in unsuspecting photographs shared by his mother on Facebook from his birthday in the summer.
She refers to him as an ‘old soul’ and repeatedly tells him how much she loves him after he left their home for Seattle in September.
Her social media also reveals her other son Devin is in the US Army, with him pictured alongside the suspected jihadist in one shot.
It comes after Bickford allegedly slashed two officers with a machete on 8th Avenue near Times Square around 10pm last night.
Another officer shot him in the shoulder and he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, along with the two cops. They are all expected to survive.
There appears to be no criminal record for Bickford, police sources said. But they say the FBI in Boston do have an open case on him. He is on a ‘guardian list’ because of his radicalization. The New York Post reports that Bickford apparently made statements to his aunt about a desire to go fight in Afghanistan, and she notified the authorities.
NY Post: Man who attacked police with machete near Times Square last night is Trevor Bickford, 19, from Wells, Maine. "Cops are investigating whether he is a recently radicalized Islamic extremist, based on online postings."https://t.co/xOaVJS7vGhhttps://t.co/17g5gBRBD6 pic.twitter.com/qXvUqftx2R
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) January 1, 2023
News: sources tell me the suspect in the Times Sq police stabbing is Trevor Bickford from Maine.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) January 1, 2023
#BreakingNews#USA : Allegedly, 19-year-old Muxl!m "Trevor Bickford" stabbed multiple #NYPD cops in head with a machete on New Year's Eve. The I$lam!sts also has a brother who is serving in the US Army.#America #NewYork #NewYear #NewYear2023 pic.twitter.com/QN98Qbh1WA
— Kafir-O-phobia (@SestoSanta) January 1, 2023
The alleged Islamic extremist who attacked multiple NYPD officers with a machete near the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square has been identified as 19-year-old Trevor Bickford, multiple law enforcement sources said Sunday. https://t.co/xeLD3keSrM
— Maria Bonanno (@MariaBonanno9) January 1, 2023
The New York Post with more:
The alleged Islamic extremist who attacked multiple NYPD officers with a machete near the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square has been identified as 19-year-old Trevor Bickford, multiple law enforcement sources said Sunday.
The cops were working the security detail when two of them were struck in the head with a large knife in what police are investigating as a possible targeted attack around 10 p.m., the sources said.
One of the cops, who is assigned to the Police Academy, suffered a laceration to the head. A Staten Island officer suffered blunt force trauma to the head. They were both taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Great start to 2023.
Police officers attacked with a machete during the New Years celebration in Times Square.
Even in the darkest days of NYC street violence, I don’t remember brazen public attacks on police officers like this.
Criminals have no fear. Thanks progressives. pic.twitter.com/DfvDLgRBOp
— Councilwoman Vickie Paladino (@VickieforNYC) January 1, 2023
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