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2 bystanders wounded in Midtown Manhattan shooting

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Police say two bystanders were wounded during a police shooting on a crowded street in midtown Manhattan.        

It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.    

Police say officers saw a man on foot weaving erratically through traffic and sometimes blocking vehicles. After approaching him they say the man reached into his pocket as if grabbing a weapon, and two officers fired shots.     

Police say they missed him, but a 54-year-old woman was struck in the knee, and a 35-year-old woman was grazed in the buttocks. Both were taken to a hospital, but police say neither had injuries considered life threatening. 

Police say the man was subdued with a Taser and taken Bellevue Hospital.        

No other information was immediately available.

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