This thug attacked a female NYPD cop and was later shot and wounded.
Police shot and critically wounded a man in midtown Wednesday morning who was suspected in a string of hammer attacks, NYPD officials said.
David Baril, 30, of the Bronx, was shot and wounded about 10 a.m. after he pulled out a hammer when two officers — a male and female — recognized him and approached him for questioning at Eighth Avenue and 37th Street, according to law enforcement officials.
At an hastily called news conference at the location, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said the suspect “immediately pulled out a hammer and attempted to assault the female officer.”
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