Hero Cop Shoots Terror Suspect In Deadly Lower Manhattan Vehicle Attack
Eight people are dead and a dozen are hurt after police say a madman driver turned onto a bike path near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan and started plowing into pedestrians Tuesday afternoon.
If not for the actions of a quick-thinking five-year veteran of the NYPD, the death toll could have been even higher.
Sources say that’s when 1st Precinct Officer Ryan Nash shot Saipov one time in the abdomen. The suspect was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue where he’s currently undergoing questioning.
Officer Nash, a native of Medford, Long Island, was also taken to Bellevue for ringing in his ears. He was otherwise unhurt.
Police sources say Nash joined the department in July 2012 and is a very active cop with more than 50 arrests to his record.
If not for the actions of a quick-thinking five-year veteran of the NYPD, the death toll in Tuesday's attack could have been even higher.