A young NYPD officer is being hailed as a hero after shooting a suspected terrorist in New York City.
Officer Ryan Nash, 28, shot suspect Sayfullo Saipov in the stomach moments after he allegedly rammed a rented pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, the New York Daily News reported.
The attack left at least eight people dead and several others injured in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called a “cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians.”
Nash, a five-year veteran of the police force, was outside the nearby Stuyvesant High School reporting to an unfounded call of a nonviolent, emotionally disturbed person before the deadly rampage began, The News reported.
When chaos broke out, Nash rushed to the bloody scene where he successfully subdued the suspect.