In Suffolk County, police shoot a man who attacked them with swords

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Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:04 a.m

Body camera shows Suffolk County police fatally shooting sword-wielding suspect

ELWOOD, Long Island (WABC) — Police in Suffolk County shot and killed a suspect armed with a knife.

Officers tasered 54-year-old Alan Weber at his home in Elwood. However, the shock did not stop him and he was seen charging at the officers with two swords and a fencing mask.

Surveillance video shows officers fired seven shots.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is still investigating.


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