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“When I saw the officers draw their guns, I was sure they would kill him,” the Brazilian tourist said Sunday, the day after the man, 51-year-old Darrius Kennedy, was fatally shot by police, who said he had lunged at officers with the 11-inch kitchen knife.

Mr. Kennedy had been smoking marijuana near the military recruiting station in Times Square about 3 p.m. Saturday when officers first approached, police said. It was the beginning of an encounter that would stretch for seven of the most crowded blocks in New York in the middle of the afternoon and end a few minutes later with 12 gunshots and many witnesses.

Mr. Kennedy ignored repeated orders to drop the knife and began backing away from the officers, continuing for blocks as he waved the knife and drew police into a slow-speed pursuit that lured onlookers.


Chimp makes second escape from Las Vegas backyard

LAS VEGAS — The caretaker of a chimpanzee that got out of its enclosure and ran off into a Las Vegas neighborhood for the second time in about four weeks says the she thinks someone let the animal out of its cage this weekend.

Timmi De Rosa says the 13-year-old chimp, C.J., didn’t get loose by bending steel bars without help.

Ms. De Rosa says the 180-pound animal got out Saturday but was captured quickly and was never a threat to neighbors.

The chimp has been turned over to an animal entertainer for safekeeping before going to a sanctuary in Oregon.

On July 12, C.J. and her mate Buddy broke free and roamed the neighborhood, pounding on vehicles and climbing in an unoccupied car. An officer shot and killed Buddy when the animal frightened bystanders.


Victimized Sikh temple packed for first Sunday since attack

OAK CREEK — Hundreds of people gathered at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee spoke of redemption, unity and strength during the first Sunday service there since a gunman killed six people before fatally shooting himself.

The service capped a weekend of events meant to honor the victims and restore the temple as a place of worship. While there were still tears and red eyes, many participants said healing was under way.

Visitors removed their shoes outside and filed past portraits of the victims, shuffling down a flower-lined aisle into the main prayer room. They dropped dollar bills in front of a shrine where their holy book sits and bowed for two to three seconds. Then they sat on the floor — women on the left, men on the right — their heads covered with scarves, and listened as a priest recited religious hymns in Punjabi.

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