October 31, 2017 A city cop responding to a report of a suicidal 17-year-old girl at Stuyvesant High School put […]
October 31, 2017
A city cop responding to a report of a suicidal 17-year-old girl at Stuyvesant High School put an end to a terrorist’s rampage in lower Manhattan on Tuesday — confronting the suspect and wounding him when he refused to drop a pair of realistic-looking guns.
Officer Ryan Nash, 28, drove to the elite high school at Chambers and West Sts. after the 911 call came in at 2:35 p.m. That was about 30 minutes before a madman drove a rented truck down a bike path, killing eight people and injuring 11 others.
The NYPD sent two patrol cars from the 1st Precinct to the school. Minutes later, Nash rushed to the terror scene after Sayfullo Saipov, 29, crashed the pickup truck into a school bus on Chambers St. near the high school. That crash injured two staffers and two students.
Saipov was brandishing two guns, which turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun. Police said Saipov didn’t comply with orders to drop the weapons and Nash opened fire, striking him in the midsection.
Nash, a Long Island resident, joined the NYPD in July 2012.
“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.
Saipov was hospitalized late Tuesday. Charges were pending.