When New York City terrorist Sayfullo Saipov turned a rented Home Depot truck against pedestrians and bikers Tuesday, NYPD Officer Ryan Nash was the one who stopped the rampage.
Nash, 28, happened to be responding to an emergency call in Lower Manhattan at 3 p.m. Tuesday, when Saipov, 29, drove his truck 20 blocks down a two-way bike path, killing at least eight and wounding even more. When Saipov crashed his truck, he leapt from the vehicle wielding two weapons and screamed “Allahu Akbar.” Nash shot the terrorist in the gut and took him into custody, the New York Post reported.
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Both Nash and the attacker were then taken to Bellevue Hospital, where the attacker received life-saving care and Nash was treated for a ringing in his ears.
While police did not identify Nash during the new conference after the attack, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil did reference him.
“A uniformed police officer … confronted the subject and shot him in the abdomen,” O’Neill told reporters.
Nash lives in Long Island, has been on the force for five years, and has made more than 50 arrests.
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