Machete wielding man shot, killed by New York cops after attacking, slashing woman and her dog

BROOKLYN, NY – A woman walking a dog in Brooklyn on Tuesday night was attacked by a machete wielding man, police here say.  After attacking the woman, police reported he then charged at officers with the machete, but was shot dead in his tracks.  The incident happened near Dumont and Strauss.   At around 6 pm, officers responded to numerous calls reporting a man with a machete chasing people around the neighborhood.  Police said the man was acting erratic and chasing people.  The woman sustained eight cuts to her head and hands and is recovering in the hospital.   Her dog was also slashed by the man.

One officer discharged a single round, striking the subject in the chest, killing him.  Despite rumors that the woman lost her finger, police said she did not, but suffered severe lacerations.  The attack appears to be random.