Officer Ryan Nash was one of several patrolmen from the NYPD’s 1st Precinct who responded to a 911 call placed at 2:35 PM reporting a 17 year old suicidal girl at Stuyvestant High School, located on Chambers Street.
Shortly after arriving at the school, Nash raced over to West Street where Sayfullo Saipov had just crashed into a school bus, and was on scene when Saipov reportedly shouted “Allah Akhbar” as he jumped out of his rented truck holding two guns.
When Saipov ignored calls to drop his weapons, Nash opened fire, hitting the 29 year old terrorist in the stomach.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill credited the 28 year old Nash for putting a stop to Saipov’s murderous rampage at a Tuesday evening press conference.
“I want to commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments before it began,” said O’Neill.
Nash, a Medford native, was taken to Bellevue after complaining of ringing in his ears, according to CBS News (http://cbsloc.al/2yjFrbM).