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Police officer, U.S. marshals shot in New York

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said marshals and a police officer were trying to make an arrest when they were wounded.
By Frances Burns   |   July 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- A man who wounded U.S. marshals and a police detective Monday was killed by return fire in one of New York's most famous neighborhoods, police said.

The shootout took place at about 1 p.m. in Greenwich Village, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. He said the marshals, who were from the fugitive task force, and the police officer had gone to an address there with an arrest warrant.

The area around West Fourth Street and Avenue of the Americas -- known locally as Sixth Avenue -- is famous for its coffee houses, restaurants and nightlife. But Monday afternoon scores of police officers descended on the neighborhood, closing off streets.

At a news conference, Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police officer and the marshals were being treated at Bellevue Hospital. They were expected to survive.

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