A photo of a vest with a bullet hole circled. The vest is believed to have saved the life of the NYPD officer who was wearing it. - Photo: NYPD

A photo of a vest with a bullet hole circled. The vest is believed to have saved the life of the NYPD officer who was wearing it.

Photo: NYPD

An officer with the New York Police Department was saved by his ballistic vest when a man reportedly pointed a 9mm pistol at officers early Wednesday morning.

According to CNN, a number of officers responded to a call from a woman who said that the subject, armed and naked, was banging on doors and windows of a residence in Harlem.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference, "This is the type of call NYPD cops respond to thousands of times a year. Today we were reminded again that no call is ever routine."

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

The subject—identified only as a 29-year-old male—was shot and killed by other officers.

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