On New Year’s Eve, Trevor Bickford, a 19-year-old from Maine, allegedly attacked NYPD cops with a machete, according to an exclusive report from The New York Post.
He had a handwritten manifesto in his backpack along with religious materials and $200, according to police sources.
The note contained apologies to his family, particularly his mother, and urged them to “repent to Allah and accept Islam.”
Bickford reportedly became radicalized following the overdose death of his father in 2018.
His name appeared on an FBI “Guardian Watchlist” before he traveled to New York City on December 29th.
During the attack, one rookie cop on his first assignment received a gash on his head and another officer suffered blunt force trauma to the head.
Both injuries were non-life-threatening and the officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Bickford was shot in the shoulder and remains hospitalized, but has not yet been charged.
In addition to the manifesto, investigators found a sheath for the machete, other knives, and religious material in Bickford’s possession.
Prior to his radicalization, Bickford was a successful high school student, participating in athletics and earning an art award for his jewelry.