Cops Shoot, Kill Man in Harlem Apartment

Police say an emotionally disturbed man refused to drop a knife

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    NBC 4 New York

    A man was fatally shot by police in his Harlem apartment Tuesday when he threatened officers with a knife and refused to drop it, authorities said. 

    Police responded to a 911 call for an emotionally disturbed person with a knife inside an apartment at 113 Morningside Ave. at about 6:30 p.m., according to police. Officers ordered the man to drop the knife but he refused.

    The officers shot a Taser stun gun at the man, but he continued to approach them with the weapon. That's when police opened fire, shooting and killing him.

    The man died at St. Luke's Hospital at about 8:30 p.m.

    No further information was immediately available. 

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