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NYC officer fatally shoots Queens woman who reported burglary after she ‘lunges with the knife, police say

A woman in the Queens borough of New York City was fatally shot on Monday night after police claim they “turned” on two officers with a 10-inch knife.

(New York Police Department)

A woman was fatally shot in a house in New York City, Monday night after police claim that she “turned” at the officers with a large knife.

Two POLICE officers were sent to a house in the borough of Queens, where a 54-year-old woman greeted them outside and told them that she was the one who called 911.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea explained at a press conference, the woman said that she believed that there is a female intruder armed with a “razor or knife” on the second floor of the house.

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After the guidance of the officers over, police said the woman followed them inside and began to attack.

“At a certain point in time in the apartment and that was a total of 50 seconds from the time the agents went to the front of the apartment shots were fired, the 54-year-old woman came at officers with a knife and lunged at them,” Shea said.

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An official told her to put the knife down — a request from the NYPD said was caught on the body images from the camera — but the police said that the woman does not meet the requirements.

One of the officers shot the woman in the torso three times, and, after receiving medical help, the unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Authorities recovered from an approximately 10-inch knife from the scene. Her motivation was not immediately known.

While the officials said an investigation remains underway, the house where the incident occurred had a “history of conversations” with the police, according to the NYPD.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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