Man With Meat Cleaver Attacks Officers in NYC

The suspect was shot and taken to the hospital
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2016 5:35 PM CDT
Man With Meat Cleaver Attacks Officers in NYC
Police officers work a crime scene after they say a man attacked an officer with a meat cleaver and was shot Thursday in New York City.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Police say a man wielding a meat cleaver attacked two officers Thursday evening in New York City. CBS New York reports the incident took place around 5pm local time near Madison Square Garden. The officers were called to the scene over reports of a man with a meat clever. When they arrived, the man allegedly slashed one of the officers in the head. Police shot the man, Mediate reports. The second officer was also injured during the altercation, suffering a graze wound to his back. It's unclear if the wound was caused by the meat cleaver or a bullet. A witness reported hearing multiple gunshots when police opened fire. The suspect and both officers were transported to the hospital. Their conditions weren't immediately clear. (More meat cleaver stories.)

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