NYPD: Police shoot machete-wielding suspect in East New York

The area around New Lots and Sneider avenues were closed as a result of the incident, and police say no suspects from the incident are at large at this time.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2022, 9:45 PM

Updated 621 days ago

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The NYPD says police fired shots during an incident in East New York Tuesday, injuring one person. The area around New Lots and Sneider avenues were closed as a result.
A press conference was held just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, where police say the man who was shot was wielding a machete.
Officers responded to a call of a female being assaulted by a male at 202 New Lots Avenue. When officers approached the suspect sitting on the steps, the man grabbed a machete as well as a large butcher knife and began to advance towards the lieutenant.
The lieutenant fire two shots at the knife-holding suspect, who was struck in the thigh and groin. Police say this suspect threatened his neighbor with the machete after assaulting a family member and another woman. 
The suspect is currently on federal probation, with previous criminal history.


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