NYPD: Man armed with kitchen knife shot by police

NYPD: Man armed with kitchen knife shot by police

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York city police say a 22-year-old man armed with a knife was shot and killed by officers.

Police on Monday afternoon responded to a call from a man who said someone was threatening to kill him with a knife. When they responded to the Brooklyn address, police say a man wielding a knife jumped in front of their car and then tossed a glass bottle that shattered behind the officers' vehicle.

The officers got out of the car and told the man to drop the knife. Police say the man lunged and the officers fired, striking him in the torso. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The NYPD is investigating. It wasn't clear yet how many shots were fired.

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