NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man attacked a police officer with a sharp object in a busy public square in midtown Manhattan, and that at least one officer fired gunshots in an attempt to stop the assault.
Gunshots rang out in the street about a block from the Macy’s department store just as rush hour was getting underway Thursday.
Police say one officer suffered a head injury. A second officer suffered a graze wound.
A police spokesman couldn’t say whether the suspect was hit by police gunfire.
A bystander says he heard several gunshots and saw a sedan with bullet holes in the windshield.
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