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2 bystanders hurt in police firing near Times Square

Police officers fired three shots on a crowded Manhattan street near Times Square,missing the man they believed had a weapon but striking two bystanders,police said

Police officers fired three shots on a crowded Manhattan street near Times Square,missing the man they believed had a weapon but striking two bystanders,police said.

The incident happened just before 10 pm Saturday night at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.

Police said officers saw a man on foot weaving erratically through traffic and sometimes blocking vehicles.

After approaching him,police said,the man reached into his pocket as if grabbing a weapon,and two officers fired a total of three shots. They missed him but struck a 54-year-old woman in the right knee and grazed a 35-year-old woman in the buttocks,police said.

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The women were taken to hospitals,where they both were listed in stable condition,according to police.

Neither had injuries considered life threatening,police said. The man was taken into custody after a police sergeant subdued him with a Taser.

No weapons were however found on him.

First published on: 16-09-2013 at 03:19:19 am
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