Officer-involved shooting at New York synagogue

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Police say a knife-wielding man stabbed a student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife.

Police say the confrontation happened at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Crown Heights.

A witness flagged down a police officer, who confronted the 49-year-old man and told him to put the knife down. He initially put it down but then picked it up again. More officers responded and ordered the man to drop the knife. Police say he refused and charged at one of the officers, who fired once, striking the man in the torso.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the 22-year-old stabbing victim was in stable condition.

Neither man was immediately identified by police.

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