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Officer shoots at suspect in East Flatbush: NYPD

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 22:23:57-05

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A police officer shot at a man who lunged at cops with a kitchen knife inside of a Brooklyn home Monday evening, an NYPD spokesperson said.

It happened on Hawthorne Street, near Troy and Albany avenues in East Flatbush, according to officials. Police responded to the home for a domestic incident at around 8 p.m.

Police said the man lunged at officers with a kitchen knife inside the home. An officer fired at least one shot at the man, but did not strike him.

The man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and remains in police custody, officials said. He has not yet been charged.

Last week, the NYPD was involved in several different shootings: One near East Flatbush Monday, one in Brownsville Tuesday, and two Wednesday — one in Brownsville and one in Crotona.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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