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NYPD uses Taser to stun man with knife in police precinct

July 28, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police used a Taser to stun a man who walked into their precinct wielding a knife and asking officers to shoot him.

A video clip of the scene in Brooklyn’s East New York was posted to Twitter on Sunday by the police Sergeants Benevolent Association.

After entering the police precinct, the man is seen standing still holding the weapon and he’s quickly surrounded by officers with guns drawn. One deploys a Taser and the man drops backward to the floor. The sergeants association said in the tweet: “Great job once again by NYPD Cops.”

Police say the man was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

His name was not released and no charges have been filed as of Sunday afternoon.

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