The Latest: About 9 shots fired in fatal NYC police shooting

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Posted: May 18, 2016 10:57 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a police-involved shooting in midtown Manhattan in which one person was killed (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

New York City police say they've shot a man to death after he threatened an officer with an 8-inch knife in Manhattan's Theater District.

Police say the man had shown aggressive behavior at a supermarket and then got into a struggle with an officer outside the store. They say he fell to the ground, got up and pulled out the knife.

He was shot around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.

A woman suffered a graze wound to her wrist. Police say it appears nine shots were fired.

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10:15 a.m.

Police say a bystander has sustained a graze wound as officers shot a knife-wielding man in during morning rush hour in midtown Manhattan.

Police are investigating whether the man lunged at the officer. Police say the officer also suffered a minor injury. The circumstances of the shooting were still being investigated.

The encounter happened around 8:30 a.m. just a few hundred feet from the Broadway theaters showing "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon." The body was covered in a white sheet on the street.

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10:10 a.m.

A body is lying under a white cloth in the middle of an intersection following a police shooting in Manhattan's Theater District.

Police say the suspect had a knife and apparently lunged at an officer before the shooting at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The encounter occurred just a few hundred feet from the Broadway theaters showing "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon."

A woman was also struck in the arm; she's expected to survive.

Sharona Shriver heard shots and looked out of her apartment window. She saw the man face down with blood pouring out of his head or upper body.

Her roommate, Tamar Mendelsohn, says she saw the officer crying.

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9:30 a.m.

Authorities say a person is dead in a New York City shooting that involved police.

Police are investigating whether the suspect lunged at an officer with a knife.

The shooting happened in Manhattan's tourist-packed theater district, just a few hundred feet from the Broadway theaters showing "Wicked" and "The Book of Mormon."

The area is usually teeming with tourists and people headed to work early in the day.

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9:25 a.m.

Authorities say a person is dead in a New York City shooting that involved police.

Police are investigating whether the suspect lunged at an officer with a knife.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth Avenue and 49th Street, near a few of Broadway's big theaters.

Traffic is being rerouted.