- Posted August 12, 2012 by
New York, New York
Times Square, New York City - NYPD Has Knife Wielding Man At Gunpoint - Later Shot Dead
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
An emotionally disturbed man pulls a huge knife on an NYPD officer and a chase ensues down 7th Avenue starting at 44th Street with NYPD officers at gunpoint. I would have followed further, but I'd basically abandoned my family and some visiting friends to get this video. Police later shot the suspect dead at 37th Street after he lunged at an officer. I was standing 10 feet from this guy when he started ranting some crazy dialogue in the middle of 44th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue. A female NYPD officer told him it was fine to speak, but do it on the sidewalk. A minute later this chase began. I just remember the knife being HUGE.