Police open fire on man holding knife to wife’s neck

SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police said they were forced to fire on a man, after they were called to a domestic dispute in Sunrise.

According to police, officers responded to a domestic disturbance, just after midnight, at a home along 159th Avenue near Southwest Second Street.

Police said they found a husband holding a knife to his wife’s throat. Officers asked the man to drop the weapon numerous times, but he refused. That’s when police fired at least one round, shooting the husband.

“The husband was armed with a knife, holding the knife to the wife’s neck,” said Sunrise Police spokesperson Chris Piper. “One officer gave repeated demands to drop the knife and discharged his firearm one time. There is a history of domestic violence in New York. They have two children in common here.”

The husband was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in stable condition, and the wife was taken to Cleveland Clinic with minor injuries.

The couple’s children were unharmed.

An investigation is now underway.

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