00:53 GMT06 July 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US authorities are investigating whether a knife attack on a New York City police officer was an act of terror inspired by Daesh*, NBC reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement sources.

    The incident occurred in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. A terror-linked motivation is one of the scenarios currently being investigated, these sources said.

    Two senior law enforcement officers identified the suspect in the attack as Dzenan Camovic, who came to the US from the Balkan region, NBC added.

    * Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia.

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    terrorism, police, New York City, United States
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