Knife-wielding man shot and killed by police in midtown

Knife-Wielding Man Shot and Killed by Police in NYC

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by police in midtown Wednesday morning after he allegedly stabbed a woman, law enforcement sources said.

It was during the morning rush commute when officers opened fire near West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue at about 8:30 a.m., fire officials said. The man was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Eighth Avenue is closed for the investigation, an NYPD spokesman said.

The culprit, whose name has not been released, allegedly stabbed a woman in her wrist, a law enforcement source said. She's been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening wounds, the source said.

Police are investigating whether the deceased lunged at the officers with his weapon, the Associated Press reports.

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