NY cop sliced in eye kills attacker
An MTA officer fatally shot a man before he could strike again
By Jennifer Fermino, Reuven Fenton and Lorena Mongelli
The New York Post
NEW YORK — An MTA cop who survived two wars as a Navy officer was stabbed in the eye by a police-hating lunatic at an LIRR station — but the bleeding officer managed to shoot his attacker dead before the man could strike again.
"He's a real hero," MTA chief Joe Lhota said of Officer John Barnett, who has also served with the NYPD.
"He told me, 'Hey, I survived Iraq. I survived Afghanistan. I will survive this,' " Lhota said as Barnett headed to surgery at Jamaica Hospital.
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