Officer Involved Shooting In New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Authorities say a New Haven police officer shot and
wounded a man who rushed at officers with a knife.

Police and firefighters responded to a call of a disturbed man who was
threatening suicide at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say an officer shot
the man in his lower abdomen in self-defense. It’s not clear how many times the
man was shot.

The man is being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His name and condition
haven’t been released. Police say he was conscious and alert after he was shot.

Authorities haven’t released the officer’s name.

City police have called in state police to investigate under normal protocols
for shootings by officers.

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