Thank goodness for Ryan Nash who is only 28 years old…he’s the police officer who stopped a crazed terrorist from killing or injuring anyone else. He had no idea when he was called to the area that he would be dealing with a terror attack…Here’s what happened:
A young NYPD cop’s quick actions stopped a terrorist from taking even more lives after he plowed a rental truck through bicyclists and pedestrians in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.
Officer Ryan Nash, 28, assigned to Lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct, was responding to a call of a nonviolent, emotionally disturbed person outside Stuyvesant High School, which is located at Chambers and West Sts., just before the chaos began, police sources said.
The report proved inaccurate — Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was on a killing rampage that authorities said took eight lives and left 11 other people wounded.Ryan rushed to the scene, arriving after Saipov crashed his rented pickup truck into a school bus on Chambers St., near the high school.
Saipov was brandishing two handguns — which turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun — and Nash opened fire, striking him in the stomach and ending his rampage.
Nash, a Long Island resident, joined the NYPD in July 2012, police sources said.
“I want to commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters at a press conference Tuesday evening. Via: NYDN
OUR REPORT ON THE ATTACK:
Terrorism has hit Lower Manhattan again…Eight dead and 15 injured after a terrorist ran over pedestrians in Lower Manhattan today. Horrible!
A BUS FULL OF DISABLED CHILDREN WAS HIT BY THE TRUCK:
A man in a rented Home Depot truck (reportedly rented in NJ) ran over people in the bike path in Lower Manhattan but was stopped by a bus full of disabled children. The terrorist then got out of the truck and started running around with a paintball gun and a pellet gun in each hand pointing at bystanders (see video below).
One witness wrote on Twitter, “Jesus! A car just ran over two people and then crashed into a school bus. I see two dead bodies and Citibikes on the floor destroyed.”
The terrorist ran around with fake guns:
The New York Police Department reported: The suspect had an imitation firearm and was shot by the police, although it appears the suspect survived that shooting. “The vehicle struck multiple people on the path. There are several fatalities and numerous people injured,” the NYPD wrote. “The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms & was shot by NYPD. The suspect is in custody.
America has fallen asleep again…we are victims of our pc culture. Being honest and telling the truth about radical Islamic extremism will only help us prevent something like this. We MUST begin to address it and NOT tiptoe around it.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE INNOCENT AMERICANS:
A YELLOW BUS FILLED WITH DISABLED CHILDREN WAS HIT BY THE TRUCK:
UPDATE: According to eyewitness the yellow bus intentionally blocked the pickup truck in order to avoid more havoc. pic.twitter.com/9tnZE2hBmj
— News_Executive (@News_Executive) October 31, 2017
Incredible how quickly footage of something like the reported shooting in lower Manhattan surfaces on Snap Maps pic.twitter.com/yZSQS66DW2
— Damon Beres 🦇 (@dlberes) October 31, 2017