Two New York City police officers were shot on Friday and are in critical condition, according to the police department.
The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported that the two officers had died.
But Fabien Levy, a press secretary for the mayor’s office, wrote on Twitter that “reports of two officers being killed in the line of duty have not been confirmed by NYPD or the hospital.”
Levy confirmed on Twitter that “multiple officers” had been shot in Harlem on Friday evening and that Mayor Eric Adams would provide a briefing on the incident Friday night.
Confirming that two officers have been shot.@NYCMayor is on scene at Harlem Hospital now receiving a full briefing from NYPD.
Media briefing will be held here tonight. Timing TBD.
— Fabien Levy (@Fabien_Levy) January 22, 2022