NYPD officer attacked with meat cleaver

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer was attacked with a meat cleaver in Midtown on Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. on 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue after the officer and his partner were called to the scene for a report of a man with a meat cleaver.

That’s when the suspect attacked one of the officers. The suspect was immediately shot.

The officer suffered a laceration wound. A second officer suffered a graze wound to the back. It is not known if the second officer suffered the injury from the meat cleaver or a gunshot.

There is no word on the condition of the suspect.

All three were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Several streets in the Madison Square Garden area are currently closed.


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