Officers Shoot Knife-Wielding Man That Stabbed 2 Security Guards

Sergio Conner
November 14, 2017

Police have identified the man fatally shot by officers after he allegedly stabbed two security guards at a Bronx halfway house.

Cornell Lockhart, left, is accused of using this knife to stab two women in the Bronx on November 13, 2017.

Police say two officers were responding to a report of a stabbing at the home Monday night when they encountered the man in the lobby armed with a knife. NYPD officials say security video shows the officers telling the suspect to drop his knife more than 20 times.

The suspect, who'd once lived there, jumped over a counter to attack the two women, a source said. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say he approached still holding the knife, a four-inch steak knife, and that's when both officers opened fire, shooting the suspect several times.

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The woman stabbed in the chest was rushed in surgery, law enforcement sources said. They were both transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where they are listed in serious condition.

The shooting was captured on police body cams, and will be reviewed by the NYPD's Force Investigation Division, which investigates such incidents.

A police investigation and a review by the Bronx District Attorney's office is underway.

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