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Police Shoot Man Wielding Knife, Axe Handle

KSAL StaffFebruary 2, 2015

Police in south-central Kansas say a 45-year-old man is in critical but stable condition after being shot by officers who say he confronted them with a hunting knife and ax handle.

A press release from the Pratt Police Department says officers were dispatched to an apartment complex around 9 p.m. Saturday after a report of a disturbance.

The department says officers encountered the man wielding the weapons and ordered him to drop the knife and handle but he didn’t comply.

The release says efforts to subdue him with a Taser were ineffective. Police say he then charged the officers while threatening to kill them, and the officers shot him.

The man was taken to a hospital. The Associated Press is not naming him because he has not formally been charged.

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