The Latest: Body in street after Manhattan police shooting


NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a police-involved shooting in midtown Manhattan in which one person was killed (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

A body is lying under a white cloth in the middle of an intersection following a police shooting in Manhattan’s Theater District.

Police say the suspect had a knife and apparently lunged at an officer before the shooting at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The encounter occurred just a few hundred feet from the Broadway theaters showing “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon.”

A woman was also struck in the arm; she’s expected to survive.

Sharona Shriver heard shots and looked out of her apartment window. She saw the man face down with blood pouring out of his head or upper body.

Her roommate, Tamar Mendelsohn, says she saw the officer crying.

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9:30 a.m.

Authorities say a person is dead in a New York City shooting that involved police.

Police are investigating whether the suspect lunged at an officer with a knife.

The shooting happened in Manhattan’s tourist-packed theater district, just a few hundred feet from the Broadway theaters showing “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon.”

The area is usually teeming with tourists and people headed to work early in the day.

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9:25 a.m.

Authorities say a person is dead in a New York City shooting that involved police.

Police are investigating whether the suspect lunged at an officer with a knife.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth Avenue and 49th Street, near a few of Broadway’s big theaters.

Traffic is being rerouted.

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