The man, as yet unidentified, is reported to walk up to the group of police officers who are posing for a photo in Jamaica, Queens, around 2 p.m. Eastern. He attacks without warning, slashing Officer Healey in the head with the hatchet. The man is shot dead at the scene by another officer. Witness:
The cop was bleeding, like, pretty horribly
Healey is taken to Jamaica Hospital Center for surgery.