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