Man with 'machete-type sword' shot, killed by NYC police

PHOTO: A man with a "machete-type sword" was shot and killed by New York City police Dec. 5, 2017.
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WATCH Man with 'machete-type sword' shot, killed by NYC police

A man with a "machete-type sword" was shot and killed by New York City police early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said.

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The 69-year-old man was shot in a third floor Bronx apartment just after 4 a.m.

The officers went into a rear bedroom where the man confronted them with a knife that had a 2-foot long blade. When he repeatedly refused to drop the weapon, police shot him once in the chest, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan.

PHOTO: Authorities say a man armed with a machete was killed in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx in New York, Dec. 5, 2017.WABC
Authorities say a man armed with a machete was killed in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx in New York, Dec. 5, 2017.

PHOTO: Authorities say a man armed with a machete was killed in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx in New York, Dec. 5, 2017.WABC
Authorities say a man armed with a machete was killed in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx in New York, Dec. 5, 2017.

"This was information we received about guns and drugs in that apartment," Monahan said. "That's why we went down to court and got a search warrant to search that premises."

The man, identified as Mario Sanabria, later died at a local hospital.

There was one other occupant of the apartment, an elderly man, who was not hurt but taken to the hospital for observation.

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