Update: Man Armed With Scissors Shot By Police After Attacking Woman

Police say the man was brought to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.


A man was shot by a police officer Wednesdsay afternoon after he threatened to stab a civilian woman with a pair of scissors, police said.

At approximately 3:22 p.m., a uniformed police officer on foot was flagged down on Fulton Street by a woman who said an emotionally disturbed person was inside 48 Fort Greene Pl., near Lafayette and DeKalb Avenues. 

The officer, 25, and the woman entered the vacant building, which is across the street from Brooklyn Technical High School, and found the 40-year-old man on the second floor holding a pair of scissors to his own throat. 

The man threw the woman to the ground and threatened to stab her with the scissors, police said. The officer fired twice, striking the man in the torso. EMS responded and transported the man to Kings County Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The officer was brought to Methodist Hospital to be treated for tinnitus. The woman was not injured. An investigation is ongoing, police said.

Stay with Patch for updates. 


Joe Gonzalez January 03, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Why was he taken to Kings County Hospital some 5 miles away when Brooklyn Hospital is one half block away? Were they hopng the guy dies before he got medical attention?
Martha January 03, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Kings county has. A great mental health unit brooklyn has none!!
BRADY January 03, 2013 at 09:08 AM
Kings county is a trauma center ,brooklyn hosp is not
Joe Gonzalez January 03, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Hey Brady: That answer is shaky; Brooklyn Hospital IS a trauma center as well. I remember many gun shot victims being brought to the Brooklyn Hospital down thru the years. Something stinks about the decision to bypass a hospital one block away in favor of a hospital five miles away.
BRADY January 06, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Hey Joe ,Brooklyn Hospital is not a trauma center, the only thing shaky is you,many gun shot victims brought there through the years does'nt mean that they needed a trauma center. KCH, BROOKDALE,LUTHERAN HOSP'S are the brooklyn trauma centers .I don't mind you calling me out but do your homework first


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