Knife-wielding man enters East New York police station begging for death: NYPD

A 26-year-old entered the 75th Precinct in East New York with a knife and asked police to shoot him on Sunday morning, according to police.
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A deranged man barged into an East New York police precinct wielding a knife in a failed suicide-by-cop scheme Sunday, according to police.

“The government is f–---ing me. I want you to shoot me,” police quoted the 26-year-old man as saying.

The man entered the 75th Precinct’s Sutter Avenue station house between Essex and Linwood streets brandishing the knife at around 8:30 a.m., according to authorities.

Surveillance footage from inside the precinct shows the man standing in the precinct’s lobby with the knife, as civilians, momentarily unaware of the danger, run for cover after spotting the blade.

When police notice the menace, several uniformed officers draw their firearms in the station’s lobby, holding the man at gunpoint until another officer approaches from the side and attacks with a stun gun — dropping him to the floor, video footage shows.

Police cuffed and questioned the man, before taking him to nearby Brookdale Hospital Medical Center for treatment, cops said.

“Why didn’t you shoot me... I’m too chicken to kill myself,” the man allegedly bellowed following his detainment.

Police do not expect to charge the man with a crime, describing him as emotionally disturbed, according to a spokesman for the Police Department.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 11:52 am, July 29, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Ann Chilada from El Torito says:
Could be that Henry Ford dude, he’s prone to violence
July 29, 2019, 12:40 pm
Frank from Furter says:
The police should be given a medal for their restraint.
July 29, 2019, 7:12 pm
Jorge says:
A medal? For doing the rught thing?
July 29, 2019, 9:32 pm
Ann Chilada from El Torito says:
I'm prone to racist comments!
July 30, 2019, 11:20 am
Ben Sonhurst from Bensonhurst says:
It's definitely Henry Ford from Bay Ridge. We wish him nothing but the best in his recovery to proper mental health.
July 30, 2019, 3:11 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hey Ben, is your middle name dover? Go fuk yourself with a rake!
July 30, 2019, 4:29 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
All Cops Are Bassturds and All trump Supporters are Overweight Uneducated Bigots, remember that folks!
July 31, 2019, 1:38 pm
Lauren Miller from Noneya says:
Hi, I came here to let you know that in this piece you guys are talking about someone who literally wanted someone to kill him. People with mental health conditions, no matter how crazy they may seem, are still people. You outlined here that the PD said he was mentally disturbed, not a “menace.” Do better.
Aug. 1, 2019, 7:03 pm

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