Police shoot and kill LI man after he charges them with samurai sword

Andrew Weber
September 18, 2019 - 9:20 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police shot and killed a man on Long Island Tuesday night after he charged at them with a samurai sword, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said.

The police were called to an Oceanside home to deal with an altercation between a father and his 36-year-old son soon after 6 p.m.

"Two of our police officers arrived here, responded inside the residence," said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. "The son was very distraught. He had knives in his hand, he then dropped those knives and picked up a samurai sword. The officers instructed him to drop it, they said it several times. He then lunged at the officers and the officers fired shots."

The man died in the hospital.

The man had a history of mental illness, Ryder said.

The two responding officers were taken to the hospital for trauma.

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