Officers shoot man holding knife to woman’s throat: police

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LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) -- The NYPD responded to a domestic disturbance call in the midst of a blizzard to find a man threatening to slit a woman's throat with a  large knife.

Police responded to reports of a family dispute inside 338 Madison St. in the Vladeck Houses complex late Monday night.

At 11:29 p.m., they found a male suspect, 27-year-old Brian Quattrocchi of Brooklyn, had locked himself and a 40-year-old woman inside a second-story apartment.

The NYPD's Emergency Service Unit was called to the scene, and officers talked to the suspect from outside the building.

While officers spoke to the man, they began to hear cries from the victim from inside, saying she was being stabbed.

ESU officers then forced their way into the apartment to find the Quattrocchi holding a 12-inch knife to the victim's throat.  She had been stabbed several times, police said.

Officers tried to use a conductive energy device (Taser) on the suspect, but the weapon had no effect.

One officer proceeded to fire 5 rounds at the suspect, which struck him in the torso.

Officers then took both the suspect and victim to Bellevue Hospital.

Quattrocchi is in critical but stable condition, and the victim is in stable condition.

He has been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.