As the prosecutor said

Dzenan Camovic, a Bosnian citizen living illegally in Brooklyn, was inspired by terrorism, prosecutors said, adding that he will be deported after serving his sentence.

Camovic pleaded guilty in March to charges related to the attack, the U.S. Attorney’s Office previously announced.

“Today’s 30-year sentence, along with Camovic’s removal from the United States, ensures that the community will be protected from hateful ideologies and actions,” U.S. Attorney Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York said in a statement. .

Prosecutors said Camovic approached two uniformed police officers on the night of June 3, 2020, and stabbed one of them in the neck with a knife, according to the indictment. Camovic then chased the second officer, “repeatedly and violently stabbed the officer with the knife and eventually threw the knife at the officer,” the indictment says.

Camovic then returned to the first officer, assaulted him again and stole his gun, according to the indictment. He then used that weapon to shoot several officers, prosecutors said.

Police opened fire, and Camovic was hit multiple times, CNN previously reported.

Several officers were injured, including one officer stabbed in the neck and two others shot in the hand, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The government said in an arrest warrant that Camovic repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack on the officers, according to earlier CNN reports.

The government also said its investigation showed that before the June 2020 attack, “Camovic possessed a large volume of material demonstrating interest in and support for violent Islamist extremism,” including the Islamic State of Iraq and other designated foreign terrorist organizations. Fake (ISIS).

“As today’s sentence shows, those who direct hate-motivated violence against anyone – including the brave men and women of law enforcement – will face severe consequences for our criminal justice system,” FBI Assistant Director Michael J. Driscoll. the New York field office said in a statement.