Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man in the Bronx: law enforcement sources

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TREMONT, the Bronx — Police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the Bronx Monday night, officials said.

Cornell Lockhart

They responded to reports of a person stabbed in the lobby of a Hughes Avenue building around 7:45 p.m., police sources said. The alleged attacker, identified by police sources at 67-year-old Cornell Lockhart, stabbed two female security guards at the building with a steak knife.

Officers told Lockhart to drop his weapon more than 20 times, officials said. They shot him after he moved toward them with the knife in his right hand. He was hit multiple times.

Lockhart was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, but he  did not survive.

According to the NYPD 48th Precinct's twitter, Lockhart was reported missing in August.

The stabbed female security guards are in serious condition at St. Barnabas, officials said. One suffered knife wound to her left arm and the other victim was stabbed in the chest and arm.

Both officers at the scene were wearing body cameras.

There are no outstanding suspects, police said.

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