Police officers in the Bronx fatally shot a man who was holding a knife and chasing his landlord in the street on Monday evening, the authorities said.
The landlord called the police at about 7:40 p.m. to report that one of his tenants had a knife and was threatening him outside his apartment in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. When the first two officers arrived, they found the tenant, a 52-year-old man, running after his landlord in the 2100 block of Prospect Avenue, at 180th Street.
The officers, who are partners, came about 10 feet from the man and ordered him at least five times to drop the knife, Rodney Harrison, the New York Police Department’s chief of patrol, said at a news conference Monday night. The man did not drop the knife, and when he turned toward the officers, both fired their weapons, Chief Harrison said.
The man was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where he was pronounced dead, the police said. It was unclear how many times he had been shot. His name has not been released. The landlord was not harmed.