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Anything is possible in New York. Imagine yourself on a double decker bus tour and you see what could be the making of a movie on a busy Saturday afternoon in Times Square, only this is no movie.

This is how it all went down.

Police tried to arrest a man who appeared to be smoking marijuana, he pulled a kitchen knife and began swinging it wildly, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Then police drew their guns. They reportedly fired at him a number of times until he was dead.

The scene was chaotic, confusing and almost certainly dangerous. Yet many bystanders stopped to watch, record video and take photos.

“Out-of-towners on a red double-decker tourist bus gawked at the unfolding drama, a bit more of the New York experience than they had bargained for. Nervous onlookers peered out from restaurant and shop windows, the flashing lights of Times Square lending a bizarre atmosphere, which grew even wilder as a crowd gathered, attracted by the commotion.”

Read more: Business Insider