NEW YORK — A former NYPD officer who used a stolen police car to take hostages on a subway train and shoot a mentally ill man before turning the gun on himself in 2014 has shared a touching and heartfelt account of what he experienced.
The New York City Police Department released a statement late Thursday evening from Lt.
It read: “The NYPD will never forget that day when a cop was attacked, robbed and killed by a suspect armed with a gun and knife.
My heart goes out to his family, friends and loved ones.”
Sacco, who served as an officer with the NYPD for 15 years, was killed in the Sept. 19, 2014, ambush.
The video, posted on YouTube on Friday, shows the former cop, wearing his uniform and a badge, running to the rear of the train where he says he was hiding.
Sacco then shouts to the gunman, who is later identified as 22-year-old Darnell Smith, to run into the crowd of commuters, telling him to “get the fuck out of here.”
Smith then runs toward the doors of the subway station where the gunman fired a shot and opened fire.
The man fell to the ground, then fell again and then went into a panic, telling others that Smith was going to kill him, according to the video.
He was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a trash can on the tracks, according the statement.
In the video, Sacco said Smith had a long history of mental illness and had tried to commit suicide three times.
He also told authorities he had planned to kill himself because he thought his family would take him out to dinner with them, according.
Saceo was in the police force for 16 years and was in regular contact with Smith, according his family.
He said he was on his way to work at about 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 when Smith entered the subway car.
He then took a passenger hostage, saying that he wanted to kill Smith for “taking advantage of a situation,” according to his account in the video and the police statement.
Sacco then ordered the gunman to stop and instructed the train operator to call for backup.SACO’S OFFICER’S NAME: Lt.
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The man, who was not identified, told the New York Daily News that Smith walked into a station and said he needed to kill a police officer.
He said the gunman then pulled out a gun from his waistband and fired four shots.
The shooter ran from the station, ran to the back of the platform, and opened the door, Sacy said.
The train operator ordered the train to stop, then called for backup, and ordered the driver to turn around, he said.
After the train pulled out of the station and the gunman exited the train, Saceo and the train driver opened the doors and ordered everyone to get out of there, he added.
The gunman then ran onto the platform and exited the platform.
The gunman then took off running.
The passenger, who has been identified as 23-year old Darnall Smith, ran out onto the street and called 911.
He then saw a man with a knife.
He ran towards him and tried to stop the man from attacking him.
He pulled out his own gun, and then ran to a neighbor’s house, Scya said.
Smith then came to the realization that he was not going to be able to kill the man.
Smith then grabbed his gun, told Smith to put it down and run.
The officer then told Smith he was going home, and Smith did, according Sacco’s family.
Smith ran down the street, stopped at a gas station, then got on a cab, Sicyas statement said.
He was then picked up by the cab and driven to the hospital where he died.
Sacy, who said he has been in the NYPD since 1988, said he never had a clue about the incident until the gunman had gone to the station to pick up a friend, then turned the gun off.
Sacy was later placed on administrative leave.
He also said that he never saw Smith’s gun, which he said was the only gun that was recovered at the scene.
The NYPD has not responded to questions from The Associated Press.