- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City police officer slashed in the neck has been released from the hospital after a confrontation where he shot and killed the armed suspect.

Officer Filippo Gugliara went home Friday with stitches, a day after the incident near a subway station in Brooklyn. Police say Gugliara intervened on the assault of a 78-year-old woman by a 58-year-old man. The man had an 11-inch hunting knife and slashed at Officer Gugliara. Police say he yelled to drop the weapon and then fired twice, striking the man in the torso. The knife was recovered at the scene.

Police say the woman had been intervening in an argument between the 58-year-old and the owner of a shop near the subway station. The 58-year-old then started to attack the woman.



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