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Police Fatally Shoot Bronx Man After He Stabs Two Women, Authorities Say

Police Fatally Shoot Bronx Man After He Stabs Two Women, Authorities Say

Upon arrival, the officers encountered a man inside the lobby of the location armed with a knife.

A man was shot and killed by police officers in the Bronx Monday night after he stabbed two security guards at a homeless facility, sources said. He has been identified as Cornell Lockhart.

A NYPD spokesman, who declined to provide more details, citing the preliminary stages of an investigation, said two women had sustained non-lifethreatening injuries.

Police say both officers shot the suspect multiple times after he ignored repeated orders to drop the knife and stepped toward them. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police say he approached still holding the knife, a four-inch steak knife, and that's when both officers opened fire, shooting the suspect several times.

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Lockhart was known in the neighborhood as someone who frequently begged for change on the street.

The woman stabbed in the chest was rushed in surgery, law enforcement sources said. At least one officer was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

A police investigation and a review by the Bronx District Attorney's office is underway.

There is surveillance video of the the initial attack, which police said was unprovoked, as well as body camera footage of the shooting.