The U.S. Justice Department released the below information:
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Merrick B. Garland, the Attorney General of the United States, Christopher A. Wray, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Michael J. Driscoll, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, and Keechant L. Sewell, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today that TREVOR THOMAS BICKFORD has been charged with federal crimes in connection with BICKFORD’s efforts to wage jihad by killing U.S. Government officials and his knife attack on three NYPD officers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. BICKFORD was charged by Complaint with attempting to kill officers and employees of the U.S. Government and persons assisting them. BICKFORD is currently in state custody and will be transported to and presented in Manhattan federal court at a later date to face the federal charges filed in the Southern District of New York.
After being treated at a local hospital, during a subsequent Mirandized interview, BICKFORD stated, among other things, the following: