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Authorities: Washington state trooper kills knife-wielding man

UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017

A Washington State Patrol vehicle. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
A Washington State Patrol vehicle. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Associated Press

LACEY, Wash. – Authorities say a Washington State Patrol trooper shot and killed a man along Interstate 5 who had called 911 and requested “suicide by cop” before threatening the officer with a knife.

Trooper Brooke Bova says the shooting occurred Saturday after the man was pulled over.

Paramedics attempted life-saving measures but the man died at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.

Bova says the unidentified trooper wasn’t injured.

The Thurston County Critical Incident Investigation team is handling the investigation.

No further details were immediately released.

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