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19-year-old accused of attacking 3 NYPD officers with a machete was reportedly 'radicalized' online, expressed desire to fight alongside Islamic terrorists

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Trevor Bickford, the 19-year-old who has been arrested and charged with a number of crimes in connection with a New Year's Eve machete attack on NYPD officers, was reportedly placed on a terror watch list by the FBI after his aunt reported that he had converted to Islam and had been radicalized by Islamic extremists online according to WCBS-TV.

Bickford allegedly attacked the officers on New Year's Eve at around 10pm. Police claim that Bickford attacked the officers "unprovoked," attempting to strike one of the officers in the head, then striking two other nearby officers, causing cuts and fracturing the skull of one of the officers. Bickford was then shot in the shoulder and detained. All three officers have been released from the hospital, and Bickford is expected to recover.

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