Half-naked man with knife shot by cops after setting car on fire at NYPD precinct: officials
03/24/2019 7:38 pm PDT
By Aliza Chasan, WPIX
BAYSIDE, Queens (WPIX) -- A half-naked man with a knife was shot by police in Queens on Sunday afternoon, NYPD officials said.
He crashed his vehicle into a marked police car at the 111th NYPD Precinct house around 3 p.m., NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said. The man, who's believed to be in his 30s, got out of his vehicle and poured accelerant onto it and the police vehicle. Then he set his vehicle on fire. He was naked from the waist down.
Officers came out of the station house and the man pulled out a 12-inch kitchen knife and charged at the cops, police said. Two officers fired eight rounds, hitting the man in his torso and a leg.
The man suffered serious injuries that are not considered to be life threatening, officials said. He was taken to NewYork–Presbyterian/Queens hospital.
The officers were also taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Officials recovered a bloody knife at the scene. It is not yet clear whose blood was on the knife.
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