Photo Credit: ShutterstockThe father of the Navy veteran who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet earlier this week wanted to kill white people, his father told reporters Saturday.
Ralph Thompson told the New York Post that his son Zale “committed suicide” when he attacked the officers in Jamaica, Queens Thursday evening, striking two of them before he was fatally shot.
“And he was taking one of y’all with him,” the elder Thompson added, later clarifying that the “y’all” was a reference to white people.
“He just said, ‘They have to pay for all their unfairness,'” Ralph Thompson added. “Unfairness for the way they treat black people.”
The Post reported that three of the four officers Thompson attacked are white, while the fourth is Hispanic.
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