Half-naked man with a knife shot by police after setting car on fire at NYPD precinct

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NEW YORK CITY — A half-naked man with a knife was shot by police in Queens on Sunday afternoon, NYPD officials said.

He crashed his vehicle into a marked police car at the 111th NYPD Precinct house around 3 p.m., NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said. The man, identified as 33-year-old Jarrell Davis, got out of his vehicle and poured accelerant onto it and the police vehicle. Then he set his vehicle on fire. He was naked from the waist down.

Police recovered this kitchen knife at the scene. (NYPD)

Officers came out of the station house and Davis pulled out a 12-inch kitchen knife and charged at the cops, police said. Two officers fired eight rounds, hitting the man in his torso and a leg, according to WPIX.

"Someone crashes his car and lights up other vehicles, there's a possibility there's mental issues," Chief Harrison said.

Davis suffered serious injuries that are not considered to be life threatening, officials said.  He was taken to an area hospital.

He faces charges of arson, attempted arson, four counts of menacing a police officer, three counts of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

The officers were also taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials recovered a bloody knife at the scene. It is not yet clear whose blood was on the knife.

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