Police have arrested a man they say pressed a knife to a woman’s throat inside a Lower East Side building, leading an officer to open fire and shoot him three times in the chest early Tuesday.
Brian Quattrocchi, 27, is charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police say.
Officers responded to a building on Madison Street at about 12:15 a.m. after getting a call about a man threatening a woman, according to the NYPD. While standing outside a door, the officer heard the woman scream that a man was stabbing her.
The officers broke down the door after hearing the woman's cry and allegedly found Quattrocchi with a knife to the woman's throat. The officers tried to use a stun gun to subdue him but were unsuccessful.
The officer fired five shots at Quattrocchi when he allegedly began to cut the woman, police say. Three bullets hit the man in the chest. It's not clear if anyone else was hit.
Quattrocchi was taken to the hospital after the shooting and is in critical but stable condition, police say. The FDNY says another person was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition, and a third person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
An officer was being treated for ringing in the ears, police said.
It was not immediately clear if Quattrocchi had a lawyer.