By Juan Soto
Police fatally shot a 29-year-old Flushing man Sunday morning when he allegedly tried to attack an officer with a box cutter, said the NYPD.
The incident occurred at about 8:24 a.m. near the corner of Kissena Boulevard and Ash Avenue, authorities said.
According to the police, hours before the shooting, the man went to New York Hospital Queens complaining of chest pains.
After he was released from the medical center, cops said, he allegedly returned to the hospital with the knife demanding syringes.
Personnel at the hospital called 911 to report the incident.
When two uniformed cops approached the suspect on Kissena Boulevard, near the man’s home, he allegedly pulled out the utility knife and attempted to attack one of the officers.
A police spokesman said one of the cops shot twice at the suspect, hitting him once in the torso.
He was rushed to New York Hospital Queens, where he was pronounced dead.
“This is rather tragic,” said a neighbor.
Police are investigating the incident.