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NYPD Officer Attacked By Man With Meat Cleaver in Midtown Manhattan; Suspect Shot

6373058866995511944-account_id3Shots rang out in Midtown Manhattan Thursday afternoon when a man attacked an NYPD officer with a meat cleaver and police returned fire.

The perpetrator was shot and taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The incident took place around 5 p.m. at West 32nd St and 7th Ave, right in front of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

Two officers were injured: one with a laceration to the head; the other was reportedly grazed by a bullet.

The streets surrounding Penn Station and nearby Greely Square were engulfed by police activity and swarms of onlookers as helicopters circled overhead.

UPDATE –– 8:20 pm ET: Below we’ve added photos of the suspect’s car:

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[video: Benjamin Fearnow, Mediaite]

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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