facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

2 injured as police try to capture agitated man in NYC

Sept. 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Two women were shot and injured by police officers in New York City who were aiming at an agitated man who was running in traffic, officials said Sunday.

The incident happened Saturday night at a crowded intersection in Times Square, The New York Times reported.

The 35-year-old man, whose name was not reported, was darting in front of cars at the intersection. Two police officers tried unsuccessfully to corral him before opening fire.

A bullet hit one woman, 54, in the leg, fracturing her tibia and fibula, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said early Sunday. She is expected to undergo surgery later Sunday.

The other woman, 35, was grazed by a bullet on her buttocks and has since been released from the hospital, Kelly said.

The women's names have not been released.

The agitated man was in police custody at Bellevue Hospital. The extent of his injuries was not reported.

Kelly said it seemed as though the man "wanted to be struck by cars."


© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Several dead babies found in Winnipeg storage unit Several dead babies found in Winnipeg storage unit
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback