The police officer who confronted and shot the New York City truck attacker has been hailed as a hero for his quick actions that ended the carnage
An NYPD officer was hailed a hero for shooting the man accused of killing eight people and wounding at least 11 others after he drove a rented truck into pedestrians in Manhattan on Tuesday (October 31).
New York City councilman, Joe Borelli, identified the police officer as Ryan Nash thanking him for his service.
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) November 1, 2017
According to the New York Daily News, Nash was attending a call at a high school in lower Manhattan when he rushed to the scene after the suspect crashed the truck into a school bus nearby.
Nash shot the suspect after he refused to drop his handguns, which police later identified as a paintball and a pellet gun.
At the press conference following the events, O’Neill commended “the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location, who stopped the carnage moments after it began.”
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The suspect was hospitalised and is pending charges.