Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

New York City, United States--23 October 2014

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 23 October 2014

Location: New York City, New York, United States

Type of event: terrorism


Two police officers injured, one severly, in an axe attack on a street, shots fired by police killed the attacker and injured one bystander.

The attacker, Zale Thompson, was a recent convert to Islam, had social media postings described by police as "anti-Western, anti-government and in some cases anti-white" as well as internet searches suggesting planning for ISIS-style attacks.

Consequences: 1 killed, 3 injured


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