Suspect Shot in Midtown After Attack on NYPD Officer with Meat Cleaver

By NY1 News

police-involved-091516-3285432jpgThe NYPD says a man was shot by police in Midtown Thursday afternoon after he attacked an officer with a meat cleaver.

First responders were called to West 32nd Street and Broadway just before 5 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Chief of Department James O’Neill says two uniformed officers from the Midtown South precinct responded to a call at West 31st Street and Broadway and encountered the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Akram Joudeh, trying to remove a parking boot from a car.

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SOURCES: New York 1 Live

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