Video: LEOs TASER knife-wielding man attempting suicide by cop inside stationhouse
“The government is f---ing with me. I want you to shoot me,” he blurted out
By Thomas Tracy, John Annese and Trevor Boyer
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — A man attempting to commit suicide by cop didn’t get his wish when police merely Tased him as he waved a knife inside a Brooklyn NYPD stationhouse Sunday, police sources said.
The emotionally disturbed 26-year-old man waltzed into the lobby of the 75th Precinct stationhouse in East New York about 8:30 a.m. and brandished the large weapon, cops said.
“The government is f---ing with me. I want you to shoot me,” he blurted out, according to police sources.
Shocking surveillance video shows him holding the knife at his left side and shaking it back and forth as a cop backs away.
Two officers then drew their guns and pointed them at him, causing him to grimace as if expecting to be shot. Two other cops pull out Tasers.
Police ordered him to drop the knife but he refused, cops said. That’s when one cop shot him with a Taser.
"Why didn’t you shoot me?” he asked before dropping the knife and falling backward, knocking his head on the glass door as he dropped to the floor, sources said. Police then swarmed him.
He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, authorities said. He is not expected to be criminally charged, sources said.
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