Friday, 18 July 2008


Here I am bemoaning my lack of inspiration and what do I find this morning...only that a knife wielding man was fatally shot by police just a few buildings down from mine a little after 1am this morning.


I was woken briefly by emergency sirens last night, but then it's New York, there are always sirens. These days I can't sleep without the background noise of a siren, and I thought nothing of it and went back to sleep, but then as I walked to the subway this morning I noticed roving reporters from CW11 were recording across the street and I just knew something was afoot. I'm canny that way ;-)

This from WNBC...

"Investigators said police were waved into the building where the man's girlfriend complained she was being threatened and harassed.

As two police officers questioned the woman in the building's hallway, the suspect allegedly ran out of the apartment with a knife - charging at one of the officers. The officer fired one time, hitting the man in the chest, police sources said.

The man was rushed to Lenox Hill hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. The two officers were treated for trauma, police said. Investigators said the knife was recovered in the second floor hallway."

Yikes!! At times like these I'm thankful that my life errs towards the duller end of the spectrum!!


Sister Sassy said...

no doubt! My husband and I talk about what I'd do if I were a by stander before teh police came. Would I intervene. THen we talk about how I'd probably get myself killed trying to assist threatened lady person. So...I'm glad for dull myself!

Glad it wasn't your building!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Sassy, I agree with your hubby. Stay safe, don't intervene and risk yourself. Have a lovely weekend.

Kitty said...

holy cow?!
this wasn't on NY1, I don't think, which kind of scares me.

Just imagine the goings on that we don't even hear about.

yes, dull is good.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Kitty, I caught it on NY1 in the late afternoon, but there's no sign of it on their site now. I thought the same as you, that so many things must happen that we never hear of. I don't think that's something that's exclusive to NYC though. Have a good weekend.

Mike S said...

Living out here in Boring Central is rather peaceful on the whole:)

Amel's Realm said...

Oh dear...that's scary! Glad your life's been "dull and safe"!!!

And I don't know if I can cope with loud noises anymore after having lived in this quiet place for almost 1,5 years. It's gonna be interesting when I go back to Indo in Oct 'coz there'll be LOUD noises everywhere there he he...

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Mike, sometimes I consider moving to "Boring Central" ;-)

Hi Amel, yes it was a little scary. The other scary thing was how quickly it became old news in NYC.