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Brooklyn man fatally shot by police during scuffle

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Police say a Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two police officers in a housing project hallway.

New York housing police Chief James Secreto says one male and one female officer encountered the man around 1 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood.

The New York Police Department's Housing Bureau officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

When they asked for his ID, a scuffle ensued, and Secreto says the man grabbed one officer's collapsible, metal baton and struck both officers in the head.

The chief says the officers then fired.

One officer suffered a gash, the other contusions.

They were hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of those involved.

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