Man With Knife Is Shot by Police at Schenectady Newspaper Office

A man who walked into the office of a newspaper in Schenectady, N.Y., was shot and wounded by police officers on Saturday afternoon after he charged at one with a knife, according to law enforcement officials in the city, which is about 15 miles from Albany.

Shortly before 4 p.m., a man police officers identified as Elvis Norwood, 21, of Schenectady, was let into the lobby of The Daily Gazette by members of the newspaper’s security staff. After noticing that Mr. Norwood had a knife in his hand, Gazette employees called the police. According to Sgt. Matthew Dearing, the knife, which had a nine-inch blade, was of the sort commonly found in kitchens.

Two officers arrived at the building on Maxon Road and began talking to Mr. Norwood. But when one went to the entrance to let in more arriving law enforcement officials, Mr. Norwood ran toward the other with the knife and was shot three times, once in the arm, once in the chest, and once in the lower abdomen.

Mr. Norwood was taken to Ellis Hospital and later flown to Albany Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.

Sergeant Dearing said that Mr. Norwood had no known connection to the newspaper and that it was unclear why he had gone there. According to a report in The Daily Gazette, Mr. Norwood appeared drowsy and medicated, but police officials said they could not confirm that.

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