1 Dead, 1 Injured in Midtown Manhattan Police Shooting

NEW YORK (AP) -
Police work at the scene following a fatal shooting in New York on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The incident occurred near a few of Broadway's big theaters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Police work at the scene following a fatal shooting in New York on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

One person died and another was wounded after a police shooting during morning rush hour Wednesday in a busy, tourist-filled area of midtown Manhattan.

The encounter happened around 8:30 a.m.

Police said the suspect had a knife and apparently lunged at an officer before the officer fired, but they were still investigating. The officer may have also suffered minor injuries. Another woman was struck in the arm and was expected to survive, according to a preliminary report. It’s not clear how many shots the officer fired.