A possible Islamist extremist, who was preparing an attack on dissident civilians in the center of NY, is the man who was shot and killed in the Bronx by police special units early Tuesday morning (local time). Two officers went to a rear bedroom once they entered, where they were confronted by the man with the machete. The man refused an order to drop the weapon and continued to approach. No police officers were injured. A suspect that may have been involved in the search warrant has been arrested.
The man, who was not identified, was shot in a third floor Bronx apartment just after 4 a.m. When he repeatedly refused to drop the weapon, police shot him once in the chest, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan. "The officers immediately called for an ambulance and rendered aid".
He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. That man was not injured but was taken to the hospital for observation, police said.
Police said more information will be released shortly. A machete was reportedly recovered at the scene.