A MAN has been shot dead after attacking New York Police officers with a hatchet.
According to reports, the group of four Officers were taking a photo when the man ran at them and struck one in the head with the blade.
The attack took place about 2 p.m (local time) in the heart of Jamaica’s shopping district.
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Police were quick to react, fatally shoting the man in the head.
The officer is said to be in a stable condition although the exact details of his injuries are unknown.
A second officer is also said to have been struck in the arm during the incident.
A woman standing nearby also suffered injuries after been struck with a stray bullet in the back.
She’s undergone surgery and surgeons have managed to stablise her condition.
NYPD investigators are looking in to the incident and have not ruled out the possibility the culprit sought to commit an act of terrorism.
PICTURE: DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN (NY Daily News)