August 30, 2010 in Region

Seattle police: Officer fatally shoots man armed with knife

Associated Press
 

SEATTLE — A Seattle police spokeswoman says an officer has fatally shot a man armed with a knife.

Spokeswoman Renee Witt says the officer spotted a man holding a knife and apparently whittling a piece of wood Monday afternoon at Boren Avenue and Howell Street. When the officer pulled his patrol car over, she says the man stood up from his seat on a wall and approached. Witt says the man ignored several orders to stop and kept approaching the officer. The officer opened fire.

The Seattle Times says the names of the officer and the dead man were not immediately released.

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