Earlier today a man with an axe approached a group of NYPD officers and, in an unprovoked attack, struck two of them with the axe before succumbing to a hail of bullets from the officers.
Take a look at the picture we have here. Look carefully at the subject’s head and face.
Now look at that same photo at the link below to the New York Daily News report on the incident (the perp’s face is obscured electronically)…
It sure looks like the dead axeman could be a Salafi Jihadi, doesn’t it? And when news organizations start concealing images like that, it really makes us suspicious.
Now consider this report: The NYPD is reportedly now engaged in a “massive” operation in the area…
Finally, and this really almost seals it in our mind:
At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive.
Asked if the attack could be related to terrorism, Bratton didn’t rule it out.
In this day and age when officials are almost always quick to rule out terrorism before they have any justification for ruling anything out, this statement almost amounts to a smoking gun…
Finally, there’s this:
Thursday evening the New York Police Department issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened awareness after Wednesday’s murder of a Canadian soldier and shootout at the Parliament complex in Ottawa. The bulletin warns of potential attacks on uniformed officers.
Police from the Intelligence Division are checking the suspect’s hard drives for any cyber activity.
At least one report quotes law enforcement sources as saying the attacker was a Jihadi…
Here are some images from the reported attacker’s Facebook page: