NOPD: Man wielding knife at Superdome shot by officer

Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 9:14 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2022 at 2:41 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man is recovering in the hospital after a New Orleans police officer shot him in the arm Tuesday (Nov. 15) morning, authorities say.

The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. after officers were called to assist Superdome security.

In a press conference shortly after, officials say the man was “occupying the space” in front of the ticket booth and refusing to leave.

Police say the man armed himself with a knife, disobeyed orders to drop the weapon and lunged at officers before one policeman discharged his firearm.

The man was struck in the arm and taken to the hospital for treatment.

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