2 NJ Men Killed in Unrelated Police Shootings

Authorities disclosed few details on the shootings, which both occurred Saturday morning

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012  |  Updated 12:38 PM EDT
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2 NJ Men Killed in Unrelated Police Shootings

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Two northern New Jersey men were shot and killed by police in unrelated shootings this weekend that authorities say occurred when officers were threatened.

Authorities disclosed few details on the shootings, which both occurred Saturday morning. But no other injuries were reported in either incident.
 
In North Bergen, a 41-year-old man armed with a knife was shot in the chest around 4 a.m. in an apartment building. Officers tried to disarm the man, who reportedly had threatened to harm himself and others, but he soon lunged at police with the knife.
 
The other shooting, which occurred around 10 a.m. in Paterson, involved a mentally ill man holding a hammer. Officers ordered the man to drop the hammer, but he apparently moved toward them and was shot. 

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