Po­lice: Man with meat cleaver at­tacks NYC of­fi­cer, is shot

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NEW YORK — Po­lice said a man with a meat cleaver at­tacked an of­fi­cer in New York City and was shot at least twice dur­ing a strug­gle with of­fi­cers try­ing to sub­due him.

The gun­shots rang out about a block from Macy’s mid­town Manhattan flag­ship de­part­ment store just as rush hour was get­ting un­der­way Thurs­day evening.

Po­lice said the wounded man has been hos­pi­tal­ized in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. An off-duty po­lice de­tec­tive was also hos­pi­tal­ized for a slash wound to the face.

A law en­force­ment of­fi­cial said the of­fi­cers chased the man with the cleaver and had un­suc­cess­fully tried to sub­due him with a Taser be­fore the strug­gle that led to the shoot­ing. The of­fi­cial wasn’t au­tho­rized to re­lease in­for­ma­tion and spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity.

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