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Man convicted of slashing off-duty cop with meat cleaver near Penn Station

NEW YORK — A man has been found guilty of attacking an off-duty New York City police detective with a meat cleaver nearly two years ago.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Akram Joudeh was convicted by a jury on Monday of all counts, including attempted murder, assault and menacing a police officer. He’s expected to be sentenced on Dec. 6.

Authorities say officers were attempting to arrest Joudeh in 2016 for trying to remove a boot from his car in Manhattan when he pulled out a meat cleaver and ran.

As officers gave chase, authorities say the off-duty detective confronted Joudeh and was struck in the head, sustaining a deep laceration. Joudeh was eventually subdued after being shot by police.

 

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