Clearly the feds weren’t watching Bickford closely. They were too busy trying to find “white supremacists.”
REVEALED: Times Square ‘jihadi’, 19, was on an FBI ‘watchlist’ after being radicalized and vowing to fight in Afghanistan before stabbing rookie NYPD cop in the head on New Year’s Eve: ‘Terrorist’s’ brother is in US Army
by Andrea Cavallier, DailyMail.com, January 1, 2023:
The alleged Islamic extremist who stabbed a rookie NYPD cop in the head with a machete in Times Square on New Year’s Eve has been pictured.
Trevor Bickford, 19, from Wells, Maine, is seen in unsuspecting photographs shared by his mother on Facebook from his birthday in the summer.
She refers to him as an ‘old soul’ and repeatedly tells him how much she loves him after he left their home for Seattle in September.
Her social media also reveals her other son Devin is in the US Army, with him pictured alongside the suspected jihadist in one shot.
It comes after Bickford allegedly slashed two officers with a machete on 8th Avenue near Times Square around 10pm last night.
Another officer shot him in the shoulder and he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, along with the two cops. They are all expected to survive.
There appears to be no criminal record for Bickford, police sources said. But they say the FBI in Boston do have an open case on him. He is on a ‘guardian list’ because of his radicalization. The New York Post reports that Bickford apparently made statements to his aunt about a desire to go fight in Afghanistan, and she notified the authorities.
The attack happened just outside of the high-security zone where thousands of revelers were screened for weapons as they prepared to ring in 2023.
Both officers were slashed in their heads, including the rookie cop who suffered a skull fracture along with an 8-year veteran who had a head laceration….
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