NYPD Shoots Man Who Threatened Woman With Scissors

Violent start to 2013.

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A 40-year-old man was shot in the chest by the NYPD for allegedly threatening to stab a woman with a pair of scissors. According to the NYPD, a woman flagged police down in the street. Once inside of the building, an officer found the man holding a pair of scissors to his own throat. Next, the man threw the woman to the ground and "threatened to stab her with the scissors."

The 25-year-old officer fired his weapon twice, "stopping [the man's] advance." The suspect is in critical condition at King's County Hospital, and the officer was treated for tinnitus at Methodist Hospital. The woman was not injured.

[via Gothamist]

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