NEW YORK — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the ax assault on four new kid on the block officers was a terrorist demonstration by a homegrown radical.
Bratton said Friday the suspect, Zale Thompson, was a Muslim change over who fumed online against America, yet had no reasonable binds to universal terrorism. He accepts Thompson was self-radicalized.
Thompson was murdered by police. One officer is hospitalized with a head wound.
Bratton says agents are attempting to figure out if the assault was arranged.
Police are inspecting Thompson’s machine for intimations. Bratton says examiners found that Thompson perused for composed fear bunches, and in addition executions and the shooting in Canada recently.
Powers likewise are attempting to figure out whether Thompson had any history of dysfunctional behavior. At the same time Bratton says he is open to calling it a “terrorist assault”