Cop shoots man with scissors, NYPD says

Cop shoots man with scissors, NYPD says

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A police officer shot a man who was wielding these scissors, the NYPD said. (NYPD photo) A police officer shot a man who was wielding these scissors, the NYPD said. (NYPD photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A police officer shot a man who was threatening a woman with scissors in Brooklyn on Wednesday, the NYPD said.

The woman had flagged down the uniformed officer, who was on the way to court, and asked the cop to come to an apartment on Fort Greene Place to deal with an emotional disturbed person, the NYPD said.

When they got there, they found the 40-year-old man, described by the New York Post as the woman's boyfriend, holding scissors to his throat.

The man then threw the female to the ground and threatened to stab her, police said. That is when the officer fired twice, striking the man in the chest, the NYPD said.

Medics responded and took the wounded man to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

The officer was treated for tinnitus at Methodist Hospital, police said.

The woman was not hurt.

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