A man suspected of stabbing one NYPD officer and shooting two others reportedly yelled out ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the violent attack.
Dzenan Camovic, 20, allegedly walked up to the group of cops in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn Wednesday night and lunged a knife into one of the officer’s necks.
According to officials, he then took control of that policeman’s gun and shot the other two deputies in the hands.
Camovic is accused of screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ three times.
The assailant was himself shot and injured by another police officer who quickly responded to the scene.
Camovic, whose family hails from Bosnia, is currently in a critical condition in hospital. Police have yet to interview him as he is intubated.
There is now video released of the stabbing. Camovic clearly came up behind the officer and stabbed him in a surprise attack.
As the New York Post reported Camovic, 20, opened a Twitter account this month, and liked 24 tweets from those writing about George Floyd protests, looting in Soho and anti-cop propaganda, police said.
He was protesting a looting every day since the violent protest against police brutality started!
He is now is being investigated for possible links to terrorism, police sources said Thursday.
The FBI’s William Sweeney said the New York office is on the case.
“We will respond as if one of our own is attacked,” he said in a statement.
“Antifa and the Muslim Brotherhood share similarities, as well as differences, and some experts warn the two groups may find common ground, which could shake the foundations of American security.”