Statement from FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr. on Attack on the NYPD in Brooklyn
FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. made the following statement in response to the June 3, 2020 attack on the New York Police Department (NYPD) in Brooklyn, during which a single perpetrator approached the officers, and, without warning, stabbed one of them in the neck. A struggle ensued and shots were fired, resulting in two additional officers being shot. The perpetrator was also shot. The officers are expect to survive.
Last night's cowardly attack on the NYPD left one officer stabbed and two shot. The FBI New York Office is fully engaged. We respond as if one of our own was attacked, and we will use every federal statute available to hold the perpetrator accountable.