Police Shoot Suicidal Woman in Crown Heights Apartment Building, NYPD Says

By Jess Wisloski on February 22, 2014 4:28pm | Updated on February 23, 2014 9:27am

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 A woman was shot in the torso once by police officers who were trying to prevent her from killing herself, police said.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A woman was in serious condition after she was shot by police on Saturday afternoon inside an apartment building, police confirmed. 

Relatives contacted the NYPD fearing that the woman, 35, was about to commit suicide at around 2:53 p.m., police said.

Police entered the apartment at 107 Brooklyn Ave., after a relative let them in, and were approaching the woman's bedroom at the end of the hall when she suddenly emerged holding a knife, the NYPD said.

She charged at the officers, police said, and one of the officers shot her in the torso. The woman was rushed to Kings County Hospital in serious condition, and one of the officers was being evaluated at Kings County Hospital as well, police said.

The other officer was being treated at Methodist Hospital for back injuries.

Police swarmed the scene on Saturday, and recovered two knives, one 15 inches, the other 11 inches, from the scene, police said.

Editor's Note: An early version of this story reported the woman was shot four times. This was incorrect, police say she was only shot once.

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