BRONX, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A knife-wielding man in the Bronx, who allegedly threatened to kill his family and stabbed at officers, was shot dead by New York City police on Sunday, according to authorities.
The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. on Commonwealth Ave. in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
Police say when they arrived on the scene Mauricio Jacques, 35, was holding his family hostage and told officers he was going to kill his wife and three children. When one of the officers freed Jacques' wife from his grip, Jacques began stabbing wildly at the officer.
New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Brown reportedly said police negotiators were able to convince Jacques to surrender but then, for some reason, he lunged at two officers with a 10-inch knife, slashing their bullet-proof vests.
The officers then fired their guns six times. Jacques was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One of the officers was treated for bruises on his arm and released from the hospital.
The investigation is still underway, but so far, the NYPD says the shooting seems to be within departmental guidelines.
NYC Cops Shoot Knife-Wielding Man to Death
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