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‘Who are you, dude?’ Cop saves his own life reacting quickly to man rushing with hatchet

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A Chicago-area police officer was forced to use his firearm to eliminate a man who pulled up in a car, jumped out, and ran at the cop with a hatchet as seen in the newly released video.

It can be seen in the video that a man driving the silver car pulls up unexpectedly, gets out of the vehicle holding the hatchet, and begins to rush towards the police officer. That’s when the cop springs into action, whipping out his piece and firing shots to take down the man who is now an armed suspect attempting to cause bodily harm, or worse.

The cop was conducting a traffic stop on someone else and it’s unclear why this other man pulled up to the cop and it’s not clear what the motive was, if any.

A Fox News official report stated: “The Naperville, Illinois police officer was conducting a traffic stop for a minor infraction for around 11 minutes at 11 a.m. on June 3 with a driver who was pulled to the side of the road. That’s when the suspect’s car suddenly pulled up in the middle of the road, the body camera video released by the Naperville Police Department shows.

“Who are you, dude?” the officer can be heard saying on the video as the suspect starts to get out of his car.

After he gets out, he runs straight for the officer wielding a hatchet, the video shows. The officer fires his weapon several times and the suspect goes down.

“I’ve just been attacked, shots fired, shots fired!” the officer can be heard saying on his radio. He tells the suspect not to move and keeps his gun on him.”

The police officer is now trying to catch his breath after being caught off-guard.

The report continued: “Oh, my G–! Holy s—!” the officer says as he tries to catch his breath from the shock of the attack.  “Stay in your car, man! Don’t move!” he shouts to the person he had stopped who had remained in their car just feet from the incident. He then calls for a medic.”

The suspect was later identified as Edward C. Samaan, 28. Samaan was also pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Photo: Naperville Police Department

This story syndicated with permission from Frank at Crankers.com