New York City police officers fatally shot a Valley Stream man who allegedly stabbed a man and refused to drop his knife inside a synagogue in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
NYPD officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the central headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, where they found 49-year-old Calvin Peters armed with a bloody knife at 1:41 a.m., police said.
“Kill the Jews,” the suspect allegedly shouted repeatedly during the incident, according to The New York Post.
Officers ordered Peters to drop the knife, police said. He placed the knife on a table, but then picked it up again “and lunged at one of the responding officers, who then discharged his firearm one time,” the NYPD said in a news release.
No other shots were fired. Peters was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The victim, a 22-year-old male who was stabbed in the left temple, was taken to the same hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
The officer who fired his gun and two other officers were taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment of tinnitus.
A nine-inch knife with a four ½-inch blade was recovered at the scene. Detectives are continuing the investigation.