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February 25, 2004
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NYC Cops Use TASER to Foil Machete Horror

A machete-wielding man barricaded himself and his girlfriend in her Brooklyn apartment yesterday, turned on the stove and threatened to light a match before he was subdued by police, cops said.

The woman, who had been beaten with a baseball bat, was able to escape during the hour-long standoff, police said.

When cops entered the apartment about 1:40 p.m., they found Horsone Moore, 25, holding a machete to his neck and threatening suicide, police said. Emergency Service Unit cops used a Taser gun to overpower Moore, who was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.

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Rescue workers were first called to the Halsey St., Bushwick, brownstone after neighbors complained of a strong odor of gas.

The couple has a child and a history of domestic troubles, a police source said.

"I''m surprised it went this far," said neighbor Eddie Hampton.

Moore has been charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment and reckless endangerment.

Courtesy of the Daily News



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