NYPD: Knife-wielding man shot, wounded by police

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW YORK -- Police say officers responding to a domestic assault call in Brooklyn shot a man who lunged at them with a knife.

It happened in a home on Hancock Street in Bushwick just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say uniformed officers arrived and found a 26-year-old man armed with a knife. The man ignored orders to drop it and came at the officers with the knife raised.

Police say one of the officers fired a single shot, hitting the unidentified man.

He is hospitalized in stable condition. The officers are being treated for tinnitus at a hospital.

The incident happened just two days after two police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a bodega robbery in the Bronx. One of the officers was released from the hospital Wednesday.