Incident Summary:

06/03/2020: An assailant stabbed a police officer along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. After stabbing the officer, the assailant was able to steal his service weapon and shoot and injure two additional officers before the assailant was shot and injured by other officers responding to the scene. Dzenan Camovic, who allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before carrying out the attack, was indicted in connection with the incident. Authorities stated that he possessed materials regarding violent extremism and specifically materials related to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Flatbush, Brooklyn near Church Avenue.

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 (NYPD)
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A firearm and a knife were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 4
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"NYPD releases footage of cop being stabbed during unprovoked Brooklyn attack," New York Post, June 7, 2020.
"Cops wounded in Brooklyn attack leave hospital to cheers from fellow officers," New York Post, June 5, 2020.
"FBI Investigates After Shooting, Stabbing of NYPD Cops in Flatbush," Jewish Press, June 4, 2020.