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Police open fire on woman in Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Police opened fire on a woman in Brooklyn after she lunged at an officer with a 15-inch knife.

The incident happened on 107 Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights just before 3 on Saturday afternoon. Police received a call for help, and when the officer arrived, the 35-year-old woman had locked herself in a bedroom and was threatening suicide.

Police say when they were let inside the home, the woman emerged and charged at them with a knife. That is when officers opened fire, hitting her in the torso.

The woman was taken out of the apartment on a stretcher, and was sent to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. Two officers are also being checked out.

Police say they recovered three knives at the scene.

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