An NYPD officer was struck in the head with a meat cleaver after responding to calls of a man running with a butcher’s knife and waving it in the air near Madison Square Garden today.
Several officers responded and surrounded the man, ordering him to drop the weapon.
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When one of the officers tried to disarm the man, he struck the officer, leaving hime with a deep wound, according to the NY Daily News.
Once the officer was gashed, several officers fired on the suspect, hitting him five or six times according to witnesses.
Another officer suffered a graze wound to the back during the incident.
The suspect, identified as Akram Joudeh by several local media outlets, was apparently upset over his car being booted.
Both officers and the suspect were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
We will update this story when the condition of the officers and suspect are known.