The man accused of stabbing a city police officer in the head was formally indicted on attempted murder charges Thursday in Manhattan court.
Prosecutors say Terrance Hale, 26, stabbed Police Officer Eder Loor, 28, in the temple back on April 17.
Hale faces other charges including assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
His lawyer says he filed a motion to establish his client has mental health issues.
Loor was stabbed when he and his partner responded to a call of an agitated person in East Harlem.
The officers approached Hale to take him to a hospital. That is when police say Hale stabbed Loor, penetrating his skull.
Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, PBA President Pat Lynch said Hale should never be let out on the streets again.
"Anybody who attacks a New York City Police Officer should make sure they face the maximum sentence allowed by law," Lynch said. "If you attack a New York City Police Officer, the citizens absolutely do not have a chance. That can never be allowed to happen. We have to support our police officers. The way you do that is making sure those that attack us spend the rest of their life behind bars."
Loor was released from the hospital on May 2 and is now undergoing physical therapy.