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Deputy shoots man holding razor blade near Bonney Lake

Associated Press

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Authorities said a deputy shot a man in the leg near Bonney Lake after the man refused to drop a razor blade.

The News Tribune reported the 34-year-old man is expected to survive.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said the man will be arrested once he’s released from a hospital.

The sheriff’s office said a SWAT team was called to the home early Tuesday to help the Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force serve a warrant for the suspect for crimes related to vehicle theft and unlawfully having a firearm and a controlled substance.

As the SWAT team approached, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said deputies saw a man on the porch holding a razor blade and that a deputy fired one shot after the man ignored repeated orders to drop the razor.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave.

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