Cop Shoots, Wounds Woman Brandishing 15-Inch Knife: NYPD

The woman's parents, who live with her in a Crown Heights apartment, called police because their daughter was emotionally disturbed

By Michael George
|  Sunday, Feb 23, 2014  |  Updated 12:57 PM EDT
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Cop Shoots, Wounds Woman With Knife: NYPD

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A police officer shot and wounded a woman in Brooklyn Saturday who approached him threateningly with a 15-inch knife, officials said.

The woman's parents, who live with her in a Crown Heights apartment, called police at around 3 p.m. because their daughter was behaving erratically, according to authorities.

When police arrived at the apartment on Brooklyn Avenue the woman approached the officers in a threatening manner with the knife, and one of them shot her in the torso.

Officials said the woman is in stable condition after being taken to the hospital.

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