Man in custody following cop-related shooting in the Bronx: NYPD

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The bb gun and knife that were recovered at the scene. (Photos courtesy of the NYPD)

A man is in custody after two cops shot at him in the Bronx earlier Wednesday morning.

Police say that at 3:59 a.m. on April 1, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a man with a knife and the corner of Zerega Avenue and Westchester Avenue. Upon their arrival, two officers encountered a 55-year-old man holding a knife and what appeared to be a firearm.

The officers gave the man multiple verbal commands to drop his weapons, the man then began to approach the officers and menace them. The officers fired at the suspect, striking him in the torso.

EMS took the suspect to NYC Health & Hospitals/Jacobi in stable condition. He was also taken into custody with charges pending against him.

A knife and a bb gun were recovered at the scene. The officers were taken to Westchester Square Hospital for treatment and observation, both in stable condition, where they were treated and released. 

At this time, police say that it is not clear what lead up to the incident that required NYPD intervention.