EDENWALD, the Bronx — Police fatally shot a man in the Bronx Wednesday night, officials said.
Several officers fired on him and a taser was also used.
They had been called to the Pratt Avenue apartment and were let in by the building's landlord, police said. A 31-year-old man inside had a knife in his left hand and was holding his right hand behind him.
Officers, at least one of whom was wearing a body camera that captured the entire incident, told the man to drop the knife, officials said. He did not comply and, several minutes later, a backup team of officers arrive with a taser.
One of the officers noticed what appeared to be a gun in the man's right hand, police said. They asked him if it was real and ordered him to drop it.
"We don't want to hurt you," police said.
The man raised the gun — which they later learned was fake — toward the officers, officials said. One of the officers fired the taser and two other officers at the man with their service weapons.
The man did not survive his injuries. Officers were also taken to the hospital.
No identifying information has been released.
NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez and NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan are on the scene of the shooting at Pratt Avenue and Conner Street.
Officials with the FDNY received reports of a shooting involving an emotionally disturbed person just before 6 p.m.
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