‘Lone wolf’ attack at home prompts police to re-examine the use of force

‘Lone wolf’ attack at home prompts police to re-examine the use of force

August 16, 2021 Comments Off on ‘Lone wolf’ attack at home prompts police to re-examine the use of force By admin

Authorities in New York City are re-evaluating the use-of-force policies for responding to domestic violence incidents after a man allegedly used a knife to enter a home. 

A New York Police Department spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday the department is investigating the incident, which occurred on Sunday evening in Harlem. 

The man was “sitting in the living room when a female acquaintance of his walked up to him and began to verbally attack him, threatening to hurt his family if he didn’t stop,” the statement said. 

“He grabbed the knife from his waistband and threw it into the living-room, breaking the glass and causing it to fall to the floor.

He then grabbed the kitchen knife and stabbed himself in the head.” 

The statement did not identify the suspect.

The incident comes at a time when violence against women is on the rise in New Yorkers, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. 

At least nine women were killed in 2017 alone. 

Authorities in New Jersey say a man who was charged with aggravated battery against a police officer was trying to rob the officer when he was shot and killed.