Rookie cop attacked on New Year's Eve in Times Square

A rookie cop attacked on New Year’s Eve in Times Square

On New Year’s Eve, a rookie police officer who had just started working was attacked with a machete by a man while the officer was on duty in the Times Square area of New York City.

The officer was slashed in the head and taken to a hospital but is expected to recover.

Another police officer was struck with the weapon but was not seriously injured.

The suspect, a 19-year-old man, was shot by another police officer and arrested.

The motive for the attack is not yet clear.

Another police officer was also hit by a police car while trying to move barricades to allow responding officers to reach the attack scene.

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