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Policeman shoots a knife-wielding man in NYC Whole Foods after he lurched at the officer

An officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside a New York City Whole Foods store.

The shooting happened just before 8.30pm Saturday at a Whole Foods in Harlem. 

Police say a 28-year-old man brandished a knife and advanced toward officers who were responding to a 911 call.

Video and photos from the scene show the man being wheeled away on a stretcher as crowds gather outside the Whole Foods

Police say an officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside a New York City Whole Foods store

Police say an officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside a New York City Whole Foods store

Police say a 28-year-old man brandished a knife and advanced toward officers who were responding to a 911 call

Police say a 28-year-old man brandished a knife and advanced toward officers who were responding to a 911 call

‘After several commands to drop the knife, one officer discharged two rounds, striking the suspect,’ said NYPD Assistant Chief Kathleen O’Reilly, ABC7 reported. 

‘I can say that there were no shoppers in danger,’ she reassured.  

The officer is fine but was treated for tinnitus. 

The 28-year-old suspect, whose name has not been disclosed, was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

The shooting happened just before 8.30pm Saturday at a Whole Foods in Harlem

The shooting happened just before 8.30pm Saturday at a Whole Foods in Harlem

‘I saw people running – I ran out, too – I wasn’t risking it,’ said Whole Foods employee Malik Wright.

One shopper said people were running from the escalator screaming.

‘They say he tried to swing a razor, something metal, and they shot him in his chest,’ said the suspect’s friend, Papito Abreu.

The store was shut down due to the crime scene investigation inside.

Video and photos from the scene show the man being wheeled away on a stretcher as crowds gather outside the Whole Foods, NBC New York reported.

Police say no one else was injured in the shooting and that the knife was recovered. 

The store was shut down due to the crime scene investigation inside

The store was shut down due to the crime scene investigation inside

Police say no one else was injured in the shooting and that the knife was recovered

Police say no one else was injured in the shooting and that the knife was recovered



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