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NYPD Officer Kenneth Healey, recovering from hatchet attack, returns home

New York City Police Officer Kenneth Healey is

New York City Police Officer Kenneth Healey is shown in this photo from Facebook. Credit: Facebook

Rookie NYPD Officer Kenneth Healey, who was struck in the head with a hatchet last month during an attack, returned to his Oceanside home about 8 last night.

Healey did not speak to the media as his father, a veteran Nassau County police detective, and two other relatives whisked him into the house.

He had left a rehabilitation facility Friday afternoon and was taken to the Long Island home of a relative, according to law enforcement sources.

Healey, 25, left Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in a wheelchair with his father on Oct. 29. He was taken by van to the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System rehab facility in New Hyde Park to complete his recovery, the NYPD said last week.

Healey, hit with a hatchet wielded by Zale Thompson on Oct. 23 in Queens, suffered a skull fracture in what police called a "lone wolf" terrorist act.

Thompson, 32, who also struck another officer with the hatchet, was shot dead at the scene by other officers.

Healey, who was just out of the police academy, was on foot patrol in Jamaica at the time.

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