The Linden, New Jersey police department gives a hero’s escort to officer Peter Hammer when he’s released from the hospital, after being wounded during the capture of the man accused of bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Police officer wounded in capture of bombing suspect released
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STORY: One of the Linden police officers who was wounded during the capture of bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Hamadi was released from the hospital on Tuesday (September 20). Officer Peter Hammer walked out of a New Jersey hospital after being kept overnight for observation.
Hammer and Officer Angel Padilla had responded to a call of a man sleeping on the steps of a bar Monday morning. When they tried to rouse him, they said Rahami fired at them, striking Padilla in his bulletproof vest. Before Rahami was captured, another bullet smashed through the window of a police cruiser. Hammer was grazed in the head, either by the bullet or a shard of glass.
Padilla was treated and released from the hospital Monday.
Rahami was shot at least once, in the leg. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds. New Jersey officials say he will be charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. Additional charges are expected.