Police announced the charges against 20-year-old Dzenan Camovic on Saturday.
Camovic allegedly walked up to two officers who were in the Flatbush neighborhood to prevent looting, stabbed one officer in the neck and stole a gun from the officers.
Earlier this week, 1 of our officers was stabbed in the neck without warning while protecting NYers. This was not a chance encounter—it was a planned assassination attempt on an NYPD police officer.
It's only by sheer luck that this didn't have a drastically different outcome. pic.twitter.com/BG4YO849H4
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 6, 2020
Two other officers responded to the scene after hearing gunshots and police say Camovic then shot both of those officers in their hands.
All three injured officers are expected to recover.
Camovic was shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital.
He is facing a number of charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, robbery, assault of a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Camovic allegedly shouted the Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar” three times.
Police say the nature of the assault is similar to al-Qaeda and ISIS-inspired attacks in Europe.
They are investigating whether terrorism played a role.