A police officer shot a deranged man in Brooklyn on Sunday as he charged at cops with a bizarre, three-sided dagger modeled from an action movie, sources said.
Authorities were responding to a call for an Emotionally Disturbed Person at 6809 Avenue T in Bergen Beach when they encountered Simon Zanchman — a 27-year-old with multiple arrests for robbery, assault and grand larceny—at around 7:20 p.m, according to police.
Zanchman had been acting erratic, kicking doors on cars parked outside his home, before police were called by a sanitation worker, sources said.
When cops arrived, Zanchman came sprinting after them with the 5-inch blade—a replica from the 1994 film “The Shadow,” starring Alec Baldwin—prompting one of the officers to open fire.
Zanchman was shot twice in the chest and rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he is expected to survive.
Sources said Zanchman is supposed to be taking medication, but wasn’t at the time of the shooting. He has been arrested more than 10 times over the years.
Cops shoot deranged knife-wielding man
By Larry Celona and Megan McGibney
New York Post
May 8, 2016 | 10:04pm