A Philadelphia police officer is recovering after an ISIS follower attempted to brutally murder him on the streets of Philadelphia. The terrorist attacker is in custody, and has admitted to police that he was an ISIS follower and conducted the attack in the name of Islam.
This morning in a Press conference, Police officials admitted that the attacker actually used a stolen police firearm in the attack, something that makes the Obama administration’s recent attempt to go after gun owners through the background checks system look even more ridiculous.
JUST IN: Philadelphia police officer who was ambushed inside his patrol car was shot using a stolen police firearm pic.twitter.com/9gsjVwSY2O
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Officer Jesse Hartnett survived the “unprovoked” shooting and returned fire, hitting the terrorist, who unfortunately survived.
Richard Ross Jr., the city’s new police commissioner, said during this mornings news conference that the suspect confessed to the shooting and told detectives he did it “in the name of Islam.”
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“When you look at the video … this is absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Ross said. “This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming.”
“I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett shouted into his police radio when he called in to report shots fired. The unidentified attacker got so close to the patrol car that at one point, he had his gun “inside the car, firing at the officer,” Ross said.
Police believe he fired a total of 13 shots at Hartnett. The suspect ran away after the shooting, but was quickly apprehended by other officers.
Hartnett is listed as being in critical, but stable, condition at Presbyterian Hospital, police officials say. “It’s amazing he’s alive,” Ross said. He added: “We’re just lucky, that’s all I can say. I can’t even believe he was able to survive this.”