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Man tased after pulling out knife in a Brooklyn precinct: police union

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 17:17:28-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted out a video Sunday of a man walking into a Brooklyn police precinct with what they say is a knife drawn.

Officers can be seen in the Twitter video surrounding the man, some with their guns and tasers drawn.

When the man does not drop the weapon, one of the officers tases the man, causing him to fall to the ground and allowing the cops to subdue him.

Police confirmed Sunday that the incident took place at the 75th precinct in the East New York area of Brooklyn, but it is still unclear when it all went down.

The NYPD said they are aware of the video and are investigating but did not give additional details.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan commented on Twitter.

"Cops face split second, life & death decisions every day," he tweeted. "When an emotionally disturbed man holding a long knife walked into the @NYPD75Pct
— and asked to be shot — these cops reacted quickly. Though prepared for the worst, they delivered a safe outcome for everyone. Well done!"