Man shot to death after stabbing two police officers in New York

A man was shot to death by police after stabbing two officers, leaving them seriously injured yesterday in Long Island (NY).

The officers were stabbed after responding to a call at the Birchwood Road condominium complex in Medford, according to the Medford Police Department. suffolk county. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a social worker checking on two residents he called the police and said that one of them was acting violently towards the other.

The man, who until last night had not been identified, was threatening the other resident with a fire extinguisher, said county police commissioner Rodney Harrison.

The individual then brought out responding officers to the scene. a “Rambo style” meat cleaver and then stabbed two of them soon after. In response, the officers opened fire on the man, killing him.

One of the officers suffered a deep stab wound to clavicle and was airlifted to the hospital, Harrison said. The other officer was stabbed multiple times in the chest.

Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association President Noel DiGerlamo said in a statement that both officers were in “Critical but stable condition” adding that “God willing, they will fully recover from the horrible incident.”

Harrison confirmed that both are expected to survive. He explained that the suspect he was in his 50s, with a history of arrests and some possible mental health issues.

A third officer, who had not been stabbed, was treated for minor injuries. It was not clear how he was injured, he reported. NBC News.

In a similar case, $3 million in compensation was decided last week in NYC for the mother of Khiel Coppin, an 18-year-old mentally ill boy who died in a hail of police bullets after NYPD officers mistook a hairbrush with a gun responding to his Brooklyn home in 2007.

Last January, a similar situation had a reverse ending: young hispanic police officers Wilbert Mora y Jason Rivera shot while responding to a call from a mother denouncing domestic violence by her son in Harlem. The case motivated the visit of President Joe Biden to New York to participate in the funerals.

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