DEVELOPING: A man armed with a meat cleaver attacked a police officer near New York’s Penn Station Thursday before he was shot by police, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
Officers then returned fire after the attack, hitting the suspect multiple times, officials told the newspaper.
NYPD spokesman Peter Donald confirmed on Twitter a shooting took place in Midtown Manhattan at 32nd street and Broadway.
There has been a police involved shooting in Midtown Manhattan at W 32nd Broadway. DCPI is on the way to the scene.
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) September 15, 2016
The shooting happened a block away from New York’s Penn Station and famed Madison Square Garden.
The suspect is in critical condition, The New York Post reported.