NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two bystanders were struck by bullets Saturday night after police fired upon a man they believed was emotionally disturbed near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, officials said.
The 35-year-old man was weaving in and out of traffic when officers arrived, police said. Witnesses said it appeared the man was on drugs and was trying to get hit by a car.
When an officer tried to corral the man, he simulated that he had a gun, prompting two officers to fire a total three shots, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. None of the shots hit the intended target, but two women watching the chaotic scene just before 10 p.m. at the corner of West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue were struck. A 54-year-old woman was shot in the right knee and required surgery, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported. A 35-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her buttocks.
- 2 Bystanders Struck As NYPD Cops Fire At Man Near Port Authority Bus Terminal
- 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports.
Neither injury was considered life-threatening, police said.
The suspect, Glenn Broadnax, of Brooklyn, was finally subdued by a Taser gun. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported. Broadnax is charged with several charges including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
There were no other known injuries.
“The guy was like wandering in the street like he was lost, and he’s a pretty big guy,” a witness told CBS 2′s Dave Carlin. “There was one officer that was trying to get him to come out of the middle of traffic, and, I don’t know, he looked like he was on something …read more
Source: CBS local New York