” The NYPD says an officer shot a man armed with a knife inside a Queens home Friday night.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. in Maspeth.
NYPD Chief Terence Monahan says officers were sent to a home on 64th Street after receiving a call about a 41-year-old man who was hallucinating and armed with a knife.
Officers entered the home and went into the basement, where they found the man with a family member.
Monahan says four officers spent about 10 minutes speaking to the man, trying to convince him to go to the hospital.
“He abruptly pulled out a large knife and yelled, ‘I’m not going back to the hospital,’” Monahan said.
The man then allegedly lunged toward an officer.
“It was at this time one of the officers deployed a taser, striking the male, and almost simultaneously, an additional officer fired two rounds from his service weapon, striking the male twice as he continued advancing towards the officer,” Monahan said.
The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.” – ThisIsButter
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