Cop shoots man with scissors, NYPD says - FOX 13 News

Cop shoots man with scissors, NYPD says

Posted: Updated:
A police officer shot a man who was wielding these scissors, the NYPD said. (NYPD photo) A police officer shot a man who was wielding these scissors, the NYPD said. (NYPD photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A police officer shot a man who was threatening a woman with scissors in Brooklyn on Wednesday, the NYPD said.

The woman had flagged down the uniformed officer, who was on the way to court, and asked the cop to come to an apartment on Fort Greene Place to deal with an emotional disturbed person, the NYPD said.

When they got there, they found the 40-year-old man, described by the New York Post as the woman's boyfriend, holding scissors to his throat.

The man then threw the female to the ground and threatened to stab her, police said. That is when the officer fired twice, striking the man in the chest, the NYPD said.

Medics responded and took the wounded man to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

The officer was treated for tinnitus at Methodist Hospital, police said.

The woman was not hurt.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • reBar wedding venue owner gets 10-year sentence

    reBar wedding venue owner gets 10-year sentence

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:19:21 GMT
    The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant, reBar, without warning in May.
    The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant, reBar, without warning in May.
  • Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:48:52 GMT
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
  • Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:50:30 GMT
    Gowanus Canal (EPA photo)Gowanus Canal (EPA photo)
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices