BROOKLYN, NY – A man wielding a machete was charged with attempted murder following an attack on three New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn on Monday, according to law enforcement sources.
The incident took place around 3:30 p.m. when officers responded to a call about a 40-year-old man, reportedly emotionally disturbed, in an apartment located in East Flatbush on New York Avenue. The man, identified as Jean Blain, resisted arrest, leading to a violent altercation, officials reported.
During the struggle, Blain allegedly slashed one officer across the side of the head with the machete. Another officer sustained minor injuries to the wrist, while a third was injured in the shoulder. All three officers were transported to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
Blain was arrested and also charged with assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Approximately an hour after the machete attack, another NYPD officer was assaulted in a separate incident. The attack occurred at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station around 4:45 p.m. when police attempted to remove a disorderly man who had become combative with a group of teenagers. The man reportedly punched an officer in the face before being arrested, with charges pending.