Police Chase, Shoot at Man Armed with 2 Knives on the Bowery
Police this morning shot at an alleged robbery suspect who resisted arrest and threatened officers with two knives.
It began at 8:00am when police received the first call about an emotionally disturbed man who threatened a woman with a glass bottle outside 80 East Third Street, and attempted to steal money. He then fled south into Little Italy where he grabbed two knives from Ruby’s, threatened folks, then ran north on Elizabeth.
Cops apprehended the perp at Bowery and East Houston (opposite Whole Foods). He apparently resisted, wouldn’t drop the knives, and tried to attack the officer, police sources say.
The officer fired a single shot and reportedly missed the suspect. No injuries or damage to property. The man was removed to the hospital for pysch evaluation and arrest.
The incident is under ongoing investigation.