Here's the hero cop who stopped the NYC terror suspect's murderous rampage

Marsha Scott
November 2, 2017

Nash stopped the attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, in his tracks, but the officer is too modest to admit he's a hero, officials said.

Nash was at the high school where the girl was located when the call came in that someone drove a truck onto a crowded Manhattan bicycle path, the Daily News reported.

"He was a hero", said Gov. Andre Cuomo. Police Officer Ryan Nash risked his life to save others.

Saipov was actually wielding a pellet gun and a paintball gun, authorities said, but they looked like real guns.

Nash is a five-year veteran of the force, working day tours in the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan, according to a person familiar with the details of Tuesday's incident.

O'Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio said they visited Nash at the hospital after the attack. After he fired nine shots, Nash was taken to the hospital for ringing in his ears but was otherwise uninjured.

"He thinks what he did was not an act of heroism". Neighbors said he moved in sometime in the past year and largely kept to himself, though he often jogged outside.

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Officer Nash has two awards for excellent police duty, one for meritorious police duty from the NYPD and will soon be decorated with more.

"What he did was awesome, you know, helping to keep anybody else from being killed", said neighbor Dino Cortina.

Federal prosecutors in NY have already filed terrorism charges against an Uzbek immigrant in the deadly truck attack on a NY bike path identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov.

"He seems like a nice guy, we feel safer now knowing that there's a hero in our neighborhood", said neighbor Margie Cortina.

NY counter terrorism officers claimed Saipov was following ISIL instructions nearly "to a tee".

"We are also grateful - deeply grateful - to the NYPD & 1st responders, especially Officer Ryan Nash, who was the first on the scene, "Sen". They showed great courage.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at the press conference, "There is no evidence at this point to suggest a wider plot, or a wider scheme".

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