An attack on NYPD officers, where one cop was stabbed in the neck and two cops were shot in a Brooklyn melee, is being investigated as a possible terrorist attack, according to multiple reports.
The alleged suspect, identified by sources as Dzenan Camovic, a Balkan immigrant, posted anti-police messages on social media before the attack and a senior law enforcement official told the New York Post the attacker's "family may have nexus to terrorism," potentially ISIS, per the New York Daily News.
Anti-terrorism investigators were not aware of Camovic's ties to terrorist groups, but he had been in contact with individuals who had been on investigators' radar. A relative of the suspect reportedly claimed Camovic is "absolutely not a terrorist."
The suspect approached the officers around 11:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday night in Brooklyn, stabbing one in the neck before other officers responded, per the report. The suspect struggled for a cop's gun, which went off and struck two officers, one in the hand and the other in the arm, according to police.
The suspect was then shot by a another sergeant. Camovic is in critical condition, while Officer Yayonfrant Jean Pierre (stabbing victim), Officer Randy Ramnarine, and Officer Dexter Chiu have non-life threatening injuries but their release from stable condition is "not imminent," according to police.
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and conducted a search for evidence at the East 22nd Street, Flatbush apartment building, per the Post.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack "intolerable," during his daily press briefing.
There was "ACAB" (All Cops Are Bastards) graffiti near the suspect's apartment and the scene of the crime, which might have been from an anti-police protest there over the weekend, the Post reported.
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