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Dagger-wielding man shot by cops in Brooklyn: NYPD

Police were responding to a 911 call of an "emotionally disturbed person."
Recovered dagger

The dagger recovered by police.

NYPD

A man armed with a daggerwho allegedly charged at officersresponding to a 911 call in Brooklyn Sunday night is in stable condition following a police-involved shooting.

The 911 callthat came in that evening reportedan "emotionally disturbed person" at a home on Avenue T near East 68th Street in Bergen Beach, police said.

That caller was referring to a 27-year-old man who lived in the residence, according to the Daily News. Awitness reportedlysaw the man kicking car doors in the area, and a city sanitation worker called the cops. The 27-year-old then ran into his home.

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When responding officers approached the door just after 7 p.m., they saw the manarmed with a dagger, police said. He thenexited the building and charged at one of the cops. A second officer firedhis gun, striking the man in the torso.

The manwas taken into custody and transported to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition. Four police officers were transported to Methodist Hospital for observation.

Authoritiesrecovered the dagger at the scene, which the Daily News described as a"replica from the Alec Baldwin movie 'The Shadow.'"

NYPD Assistant Chief Steven Powers, who commands Patrol Borough Brooklyn South,also described the weapon, according tothe Daily News, as a "replica of the 'Phurba' — a magical, flying dagger from the 1994 film." He added that it's8 to 9 inches long, with a 4- to 5-inch blade.

The investigation is ongoing.

 
 
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