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NYPD Shoots Man With Knife Near Times Square

NYPD officers shot and killed a man with a large knife who they were chasing near Times Square Saturday afternoon.Police said the man, who they observed smoking marijuana, became belligerent when officers approached him. He was shot dead after he threatened officers with the knife,
police said. The man had no identifcation on him, officials said. No officers were injured in the
incident, which took place over a number of blocks and ended with the
shooting at 38th Street and 7th Avenue, an area generally crowded with
pedestrians. Witnesses to the shooting described a chaotic scene in Midtown. "I was standing at the corner of 42nd Street and saw this guy running in middle of street, police chasing
him" said Edgar Delgado, who works in the area. "He had a machete type
knife. He didn't want to stop. Police told him to drop the knife. He
didn't. They shot him." A witness' cell phone vi

Added: Aug-11-2012 Occurred On: Aug-11-2012
By: thaamadvillain290
Tags: NYPD, Shoots, Man, In, Times, Square, Midtown, With, Knife
Location: Manhattan, New York, United States (load item map)
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