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Man With Knife Shot Dead by Police

Friday, May 11, 2012

crime scene, police, police tape (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Police say a man has died after being shot by officers who ordered him to drop a knife he'd used to stab himself and critically injure a woman.

Officers arrived at a building in the Bayside section of Queens at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and found a 50-year-old man stabbing himself in the neck. A 51-year-old woman had been stabbed in the neck and chest and was lying in a front courtyard.

Authorities say officers shot the man once in the chest after he refused to drop his knife. He and the woman where taken a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman remains in critical condition.

An investigation is continuing.

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