Man Involved in Hammer Attacks Reportedly Shot Dead Near Penn Station

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The man who attacked several women with a hammer on Monday was fatally shot in midtown on Wednesday morning. Before being shot by police officers, he reportedly tried to attack a female police officer with a hammer when approached for questioning shortly before 10 a.m.

There is a heavy police presence at the intersection of 37th Street and Eighth Avenue near Penn Station, which has been closed to traffic.

That little speck by the orange paint is the hammer used to attack a uniformed female police officer. @pix11news

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