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

Knife-wielding man enters East New York police station begging for death: NYPD
Chief of Department Terence Monahan

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.

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