Officials: Brooklyn man killed in police-involved shooting in Manhattan

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Officials say an East New York man killed in a police-involved shooting Friday morning.

They say officers responded to a 911 call around 7 a.m. in which a man was allegedly attacking his domestic partner with a butcher knife in an apartment near the Manhattan Bridge on Cherry Street.

Officers say they fired a total of five shots and the attacker, identified as 32-year-old Joshua Rember Williams, emerged from a closet where he had been hiding and grabbed the knife.

Williams was pronounced dead at Beekman Downtown Hospital.

 

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