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Knife-wielding man shot by police in Brooklyn charged with attempted assault

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A man accused of waving a knife at police prompting an officer-involved shooting has been charged.

Davonte Pressley, 23, was charged with attempted assault on a police officer; attempted menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police were called to Super Clean Laundromat located at Ralph and Remsen avenues Wednesday morning for a report of a man with a gun.

When police arrived, they found Pressley armed with a knife.

Pressley was ordered to drop the knife but refused. He then "lunged towards the officers with a knife still in his hand" NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said Wednesday.

An officer then shot Pressley three times in the torso.

Police recovered a knife at the scene.

A knife, pictured here, was recovered at the scene of a shooting by police against a man who was allegedly wielding this weapon at a Brooklyn laundromat on Oct. 26, 2016. (NYPD)

A knife, pictured here, was recovered at the scene of a shooting by police against a man who was allegedly wielding this weapon at a Brooklyn laundromat on Oct. 26, 2016. (NYPD)

He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

It was not immediately clear why Pressley was the laundromat with a knife.