Incident Summary:

1/26/1970: Police officer Joseph Blik was on foot patrol in Queens, New York, United States when two people in a car stopped to ask him for directions. The perpetrators in the car immediately fired two shots at Officer Blik and then drove away. Officer Blik was not hit.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity New York Police Department
Specific Description New York Police Officer on patrol in Forest Hills
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Police do not believe that this attack was related to the shooting of two police officers in Manhattan hours earlier (197001250002).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Black Nationalists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Committee on Government Operations United States Senate, "Riots, Civil, and Criminal Disorders," U.S. Government Printing Office, August 6, 1970.
Martin Arnold, "Harlem Area Sealed Off As Police Hunt Snipers," New York Times, January 27, 1970.
"2 Policemen Wounded by Sniper Fire," New York Times, January 26, 1970.