A knife-wielding man walked into the NYPD station in Brooklyn asking “to be shot”.
In a video shared online, the man can be seen approaching a uniformed officer in the station. The officer backed away warily then brought out a taser and used it on him.
NYPD Chief of Department, Terence Monahan shared the video to Twitter and wrote: “Cops face split second, life & death decisions every day. When an emotionally disturbed man holding a long knife walked into the @NYPD75Pct — and asked to be shot — these cops reacted quickly. Though prepared for the worst, they delivered a safe outcome for everyone. Well done!”