NYPD officers shoot, wound man wielding 'imitation firearm'

Courtesy NYPD

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two New York City officers shot and wounded a man wielding an “imitation firearm” in the Bronx.

Authorities said at a press conference following the shooting early Saturday that the man was in critical condition.

Officers responding to a 911 call about an armed man on the street approached someone matching the description. Police say they opened fire when he pointed what appeared to be a firearm toward the officers.

He was shot in the torso.

Authorities say the object recovered at the scene was not a functional firearm. An NYPD photo shows a blade attached to barrel.

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