NYPD Officer Fires At Man Wielding Knives On Manhattan Street Corner


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A man seen threatening bystanders with two large knives in the East Village was apprehended by NYPD officers Friday morning without injury, police said.

Police received calls around 9 a.m. Friday about a man armed with a knife. Officers found the suspect waving two blades near the corner of East Houston Street and Bowery.

The man fled after being approached by officers. During the course of a brief foot chase, one officer fired a round at the man. A second officer fired a Taser. Both shots missed.

Eventually, officers were able to subdue the man without causing serious injury. He has been taken to Bellevue Hospital for an evaluation.

The NYPD has not yet announced charged.


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