A police officer in Brooklyn was slashed and a suspect shot within the leg in Brooklyn Thursday after the armed man refused to drop his weapons, police mentioned.
The violent incident occurred in Coney Island on West eighth Road, between Neptune and Surf avenues, simply earlier than 1 p.m. A DMV, police stationhouse and fireplace station are all situated on the block the place the assault occurred.
Officers who have been referred to as about an SUV blocking site visitors discovered a 57-year-old man armed with two knives, one in all which was 16 inches lengthy, in response to police. The suspect, who lives within the space, refused when he was repeatedly ordered to drop the weapons, police mentioned.
“These officers rushed to help their fellow officer. As they did, this armed perpetrator began to advance on these officers,” mentioned NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell. “As the subject continued to charge at the officers, one officer fired four times, striking the man in the leg and shoulder.”
Sewell mentioned that regardless of falling to the bottom, the suspect continued to combat with officers and nonetheless refused to drop the knife, however finally was taken into custody.
The police officer was briefly hospitalized, and was launched from Coney Island Hospital round 5 p.m. The suspect was taken to a hospital in custody, the place his situation was described as steady.
Video of the scene was posted to the Citizen app.
The knife used within the assault was mentioned to be 16 inches lengthy. Police sources mentioned the incident was captured on physique digital camera video.