Man dead in police involved shooting in New Rochelle

Man dead in police involved shooting in New Rochelle

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New Rochelle police say a man wielding a knife was shot and killed by officers in his apartment Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say they received a call about an emotionally disturbed man around 4:00 p.m. who refused to let in a relative.  Officers arrived to the apartment on Hickory Street and tried to talk him out of the apartment, but when he refused, they tried to taser him but couldn't subdue him.

The unidentified man then lunged at the officers with the knife and was shot in the chest, according to police.

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx where he was pronounced dead.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.     

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