Officer Fatally Shoots Bronx Man Wielding a Machete, Police Say


The officers ordered the man, who has not yet been identified, to drop the knife, Monahan said, but the man did not comply.

Police in New York City say an officer searching for guns and drugs in a Bronx apartment shot a man wielding a "machete-type sword", reports CBS New York. Police say when the suspect continued to approach an officer, the officer fired one shot, striking the man in the chest.

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Terence A. Monahan, the department's chief of patrol, said the events began when officers from the Emergency Service Unit arrived at the apartment, off East 138th Street, to execute a search warrant to seize a firearm and narcotics.

Police said more information will be released shortly.

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He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The man later died at a local hospital. He said this is known as a no-knock search warrant and can be risky because of the uncertainty. The police intervened in a third-floor apartment in a Bronx neighborhood and had the character of an anti-terrorist business. In the same apartment there was an elderly man who was not injured during the police operation. Monahan said the deceased man was not the person police were looking for when they entered the apartment.

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