TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Three NYPD officers were honored on Wednesday after they suffered injuries while responding to a machete attack on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
Trevor Bickford, 19, approached an NYPD officer around 10 p.m. and tried to hit the officer in the head with the machete, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. The assailant then struck two more NYPD officers in the head with the machete, according to the NYPD.
Bickford was indicted on a slew of charges in January.
Sewell and Mayor Eric Adams recognized the officers’ courage in the line of duty. All three officers were presented with a proclamation for their service to New York City.