This story has been updated and revised with new information following an NYPD press conference.

The kitchen knife police say they recovered at the scene (NYPD)

Police officers who fatally shot a man in the Lower East Side on Friday say they were responding to a domestic disturbance.

According to Chief of Detectives Terence Monahan, two uniformed officers were called to an apartment complex at 227 Cherry Street just before 7 a.m. Police say they located the man inside a closet, and began escorting him out of the apartment.

"Suddenly, the individual broke away from the officers, grabbed a large knife from the kitchen area and ran toward the 911 caller," Monahan said during a press conference on Friday morning. "As the knife-wielding suspect began stabbing the other occupant, the officers discharged their firearms, striking the armed suspect, and ending the attack."

The man was rushed to Beekman Downtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. The 911 caller was also hospitalized, and is being treated for slash wounds to the right side of his face and left shoulder, as well as a puncture wounds to the right shoulder, according to Monahan. The victim is expected to survive.

The NYPD's preliminary investigation showed there was a history of domestic violence between the two individuals, and that an order of protection was recently issued against the deceased.

The officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the incident, which Monahan says he has viewed.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.