New Jersey

Police in New Jersey Kill Man With Special Needs

Knife was found on Dixon Rodriguez after he was shot


PERTH AMBOY (WABC) — A 31-year-old man with special needs was shot and killed by police in Perth Amboy.

The Middlesex County says a 911 call was placed around 1 p.m. for an emotionally disturbed person who was on Hall Avenue.

The acting prosecutor in Middlesex County says that the man, Dixon Rodriguez, came after a police officer.

The officer fired his weapon and afterwards, police found a knife on Rodriguez.

The prosecutor says that they saw the incident unfold, including seeing the knife, on surveillance video.

The surveillance video has been taken into evidence.

Because of the shooting, schools in the surrounding area were put on lockdown.