NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An investigation was underway after a knife-wielding man who had stabbed two female security guards was killed in a police-involved shooting at a homeless facility in the Bronx Monday evening. Investigators say officers in the East Tremont section responded to 1974 Hughes Avenue around 8 p.m. for reports of an assault. When they arrived, police say two officers encountered a male resident in the lobby of the Hughes House — part of the Urban Pathways network of homeless housing facilities — armed with a knife. The officers gave verbal commands for the man to drop the knife more than twenty times, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan. Instead, police say the man lunged towards the officers with the knife in his hand. Both officers discharged their service weapons, striking the suspect multiple times. He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Two female security guards were found stabbed at the scene. Both women were rushed to St. Barnabas in serious condition. Authorities say neither of the officers were injured in the encounter. The identity of the suspect wasn’t immediately known. Representatives from Urban Pathways tell CBS2 they were heading to the scene, but were unable to comment further. Chief Monahan said both officers were wearing body cameras. The footage will be reviewed as part of the ongoing investigation. Stick with CBSNewYork.com for more on this breaking story.
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Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Dead Following Stabbing At Homeless Facility In The Bronx