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NYPD: Officers shoot, kill man who threatened mother with tools

NEW YORK – New York City police say they fatally shot a man who threatened his mother with a screwdriver in a Queens house.

Chief of the Patrol of Terence Monahan says officers were called to the home early Saturday. He says that the man with his mother and threatens her with the screwdriver. A 911 caller had told the police they yelled, “He is going to kill me!”

Monahan says preliminary information suggests that the man would not drop the tool, and the officers then struggled with him and freed his mother. Monahan says that if the fight continued, the officers shot the man after a stun gun missed.

Monahan says two officers fired, each hitting the man once. His mother was unharmed.

The names of all involved have not yet been released.

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