05/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police Shoot Panhandler Wielding Screwdriver (VIDEO)

MYFOXNY.COM - Dozens of police officers responded to Crown Heights where a cop shot a man on a subway platform Thursday afternoon, according to reports. The shooting happened inside the subway station at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue.

A plain-clothes officer shot a panhandler who allegedly tried to stab the cop with a screwdriver, the New York Post reported. The NYPD's chief spokesman confirmed.

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