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Pantsless Man Crashes Car Into Police Cruiser And Set It On Fire. It Did Not End Well For Him

New York police shot a pantsless man after he crashed his car into a police cruiser, set his car ablaze, then tried to stab them.

The man, who is in his 30s and was not wearing pants or underwear, rammed his car into a police cruiser shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday outside the 111th Precinct in Bayside. He then poured accelerant on his car and the police cruiser, lit his car on fire, and attacked police with a 12-inch kitchen knife when they approached him, according to The New York Times. Two police officers shot him eight times, disabling him.

Medical professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens hospital reported that the man was in stable condition as of Sunday night. The two police officers who shot him were also evaluated at a different hospital.

Rodney Harrison, chief of patrol, told a news conference that authorities believe the man had “some mental issues.”

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