Man Brandishes Machete During New York Year-Ending Celebration; 3 NY Police Hurt

January 1, 2023   |   Tags:

Three New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were hurt on Friday during the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration by a suspect brandishing a machete in the vicinity of Times Square. At an early-morning press conference on Sunday, New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell reported that a 19-year-old guy approached an officer at 10 or 11 p.m. and made an unsolicited attempt to hit him over the head with a machete. Then, according to her, the man used the machete to strike the heads of two additional officers.   According to Sewell, one officer, an eight-year veteran, had a head laceration,