Cops Taser, shoot UES man holding his mom at knifepoint: police
An Upper East Side man holding his mother at knifepoint Monday was Tasered and shot by cops after he refused to let her go, police said.
Officers called to the apartment on East 65th Street at around 2 p.m. ordered the unidentified 22-year-old to drop his knife before a sergeant hit him with a Taser, police said. Two officers squeezed off four shots when he turned to them, according to police; three bullets hit the man in the torso, and one hit his 49-year-old mother in the buttocks.
An FDNY spokesman said EMS officers took the mother and son to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. One cop was also taken there with minor injuries.
Police said an investigation was ongoing, and that no charges had been filed Monday night.