Times Square Standoff with Cops and Man Caught on Film by Bystander

Two police officers fired on a man who was acting erratically and dodging cars on a busy Manhattan street Saturday night, wounding two bystanders and sending people running for cover, authorities said.

Video shot by bystander John Gilliland shows a chaotic scene in the middle of the intersection, as numerous NYPD officers circled the man and fired several shots.

Police said the man made movements suggesting he had a weapon, though he turned out to be unarmed. The officers’ shots missed him, and he was eventually brought down by a stun gun.

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Authorities identified the man as Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn. He faces multiple counts including menacing, riot, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. He was in custody. The Associated Press couldn’t locate a phone listing for his home.

The encounter happened just before 10 p.m. near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, a block away from Times Square.

As officers approached, police said, the man reached into his pocket as if grabbing a weapon, and two officers fired a total of three shots. The bullets struck a 54-year-old woman in the right knee and a grazed a 35-year-old woman in the buttocks, police said.

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