New York: New York Police Department on Monday claimed to have shot dead an accused who had allegedly threatened to kill high profile figures including the New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens area.
“The 60-year-old man Raul Hardy reportedly said he was going to “change the government” by assassinating both Gov. Hochul and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell. Hardy also is reported to have said he was going to “blow up” the world,” Fox News reported.
According to sources, a suspect made phone call on 119 and threatened police that he would kill New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, several elected officials and police officers.
According to the police, after tracing the call, the police reached the desired place and saw the suspect coming out a house and started screaming, and refused to obey orders of the police. After a brief verbal exchange, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire. An exchange of fire took place between the suspect and six policemen.
According to NYPD officials, more than 100 bullets were exchanged between the man and the officers.
As a result, the attacker was killed. The attacker was identified as Raul Hardy.
No officers were hurt during the altercation, according to New York Post.