NY cop attacked with box cutter, suspect killed

Officers were dispatched to an intersection where the man was stopping and screaming at cars


The Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A 27-year-old man was fatally shot by a Poughkeepsie city police officer at 5:38 a.m. Saturday after police said he attacked another officer with a box cutter.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Main and Academy streets early Saturday in response to a report of a man causing a disturbance that included stopping cars and yelling and screaming, police said.

According to police, the man attacked a seven-year veteran on the force with a box cutter and the other officer, who has been with the Poughkeepsie force for two years, shot the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy was being conducted Saturday.

Full Story: Poughkeepsie city police officer fatally shoots man who attacked partner with box cutter, authorities say

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