Two NY officers shot responding to call of man acting strangely

BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LUIS PEREZ. STAFF WRITERS; Staff writer Matt Friedman contributed to this story

Copyright 2006 Newsday, Inc. 

A bullet-proof vest that stopped a .44-caliber shot and a little used police technique might have saved the lives of police officers who responded to a bizarre incident in Bedford-Stuyvesant yesterday morning in which a deranged suspect set a fire to "burn the devil," police said.

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