Man Shot dDad After Striking Cop In The Head With Ax

A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead. In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a bystander, ­authorities said. Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens — a “scholarly” but “weird” ­recent convert to Islam — fractured the back of the cop’s skull with one swing of a blue-handled hatchet at about 2 p.m. in Jamaica. A 29-year-old woman walking a half-block away was struck in the back by a stray police bullet and was in stable condition, according to police sources. The NYPD is investigating whether Islamic extremism played a role in the attack, which left the rookie in serious but stable condition Thursday night.

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