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Man Armed With Knife Shot by Cops in Bronx Apartment: NYPD




A man who'd allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and refused to drop his knife as he advanced on responding police officers was shot by one of the officers inside a Bronx apartment Wednesday evening, officials say. Police were responding to a 911 call on Intervale Avenue in Hunts Point at about 7:15 p.m. when a woman approached the officers in their patrol car and told them her 19-year-old boyfriend had assaulted her, police officials said at a news briefing Wednesday night. She had visible injuries on her eye and forehead. Man Burned in Grand Central E-Cig Explosion: MTA The officers went with the woman to canvass the area, and she pointed out her boyfriend to them, officials said. When the cops went to approach him, the man began running and fled into a nearby building. Three officers and one lieutenant followed him into the building and spotted him going into an apartment. A man there let the officers inside, and that's when they saw the suspect in the kitchen brandishing a large knife, about 12 inches in length, with a 7-inch blade, officials said. ISIS Threats Prompt More Security at Thanksgiving Parade The suspect refused to drop the knife, and officers used pepper spray on him, to no effect. He continued to advance on the officers, and that's when one officer fired a shot, hitting the suspect in the lower back. The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Officials said an additional 911 call supports the officers' claim that he advanced toward them with a knife in hand. The officers involved were taken to hospitals to be evaluated but were not physically injured.

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