Buffalo cops critically injured man who attacked officer with bat

Buffalo cops critically injured man who attacked officer with bat


Police in upstate New York shot and critically wounded a man who attacked a female cop with a baseball bat, according to officials.

The shooting comes on the heels of unrest in nearby Rochester over the police-custody homicide of a mentally a unstable man that cops had been called to check on.

Several Buffalo cops — including a specialist crisis-intervention officer a — were called to a “mental health crisis” just before 3 p.m. Saturday as the unidentified man threatened people in the street, the force said.

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Several officers followed the “agitated” man and repeatedly pleaded with him to put down the baseball bat as he “made a striking motion toward officers,” police spokesman Jeffrey Rinaldo told a press conference, according to The Buffalo News.

Officers “attempted to deploy pepper spray on at least a couple of occasions” but it “did not appear to have any effect,” Rinaldo said.

After he was trailed for five blocks, he finally swung

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