Police on Wednesday shot the hammer-wielding maniac who randomly attacked four people during a bloody rampage around Manhattan, law enforcement sources said.
The bearded suspect, identified as 30-year-old David Baril, is in critical but stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.
Around 10 a.m., two Midtown South cops were leaving the scene of an unrelated assault at 38th Street and 8th Avenue when they recognized Baril as the madman who attacked four people on Monday.
As they approached the suspect, Baril turned around, pulled out his hammer and “violently started swinging” it at Officer Lauren O’Rouke with the claw end of the tool at 37th Street and 8th Avenue.
She began backing away into the intersection and fell down. Her partner, Geraldo Casaigne, fired at Baril four times, striking him twice.
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