A man, who was suspected of attacking four Manhattan citizen within a few hours on Monday, had been shot by police. After David Baril, the suspect, raised a hammer and swung it at an officer
A man, who was suspected of attacking four Manhattan citizens within a few hours on Monday, had been shot by police.
After David Baril, the suspect, raised a hammer and swung it at an officer, the police shot him twice. Mr Baril has been hospitalized and now remains in a critical condition. New York Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, said that the incident took place near Madison Square Garden.
The “hammerman” is charged with wounding three women and one man with his instrument in four separate ambushes on Monday.
The last attack against the officer was captured by a police video camera. We can see there how Mr Baril removes his hammer from a bag swinging it claw end first towards a female officer. The next moment officer’s partner shot him twice, stated Commissioner Bratton.
It was stated by the police that the descriptions of the black and silver hammer at the scene and of those one used against four others on Monday, match.
– In a Manhattan park a 34-year-old woman was struck.
– In Union Square a 28-year-old woman hit in the head.
– A 33-year-old hit from behind.
– A 20-year-old struck in a different part of the city.
A 26-year-old Anthony O’Grady, an eyewitness of the police shooting, admitted that there was a chase before the suspect turned around and was shot.