Suspect indicted in meat cleaver attack on NYPD detective

Akram Joudeh was indicted in the Sept. 15 meat cleaver attack that left off-duty Detective Brian O''Donnell with a six inch gash across his forehead

By Ivan Pereira

NEW YORK — A Queens man was indicted Tuesday in the meat cleaver attack on an off-duty detective in midtown last month.

Akram Joudeh, 32, was slapped with several charges, including attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, in connection with the Sept. 15 incident that left off-duty Detective Brian O'Donnell with a six inch gash across his forehead, Manhattan DA Cy Vance said.

Akram Joudeh
Akram Joudeh (Photo/NYPD)

Cops approached Joudeh while he was trying to remove a boot from his car parked at Broadway and West 30th Street when he allegedly took out the cleaver and ran away.

O'Donnell tried to subdue him at West 32nd Street between 6th and 7th avenues but the suspect struck him in the head, the indictment said.

Officers subdued Joudeh after shooting him.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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