Off-duty NYPD cop working security at Duane Reade shoots man after stabbing

Off-duty NYPD officer working security shoots man after dispute, stabbing at UWS Duane Reade
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An off-duty officer working security at an Upper West Side pharmacy shot a suspect after he stabbed a man during a dispute Friday morning.

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Police said the officer was working at a Duane Reade at West 94th St. and Amsterdam Ave. when he saw two men in a dispute just after 7 a.m.

The officer told the men to "take it outside" but they continued with the argument, the NYPD said.

According to police, one of the men, began acting erratically and stabbed the other man.

The 66-year-old victim, suffered stabs wounds to the arm and was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

The officer approached the 42-year-old attacker who then lunged at him with a knife, authorities said.

The off-duty officer then discharged his weapon, striking the suspect in the hip and arm, officials said.

The suspect was taken to Mount Sinai-Saint Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.

A knife was recovered on the scene.

Knife recovered
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The officer was taken to Mount Sinai East Hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the dispute remains unknown and an investigation remains ongoing.