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Police: Blackfoot officers shoot Idaho man after stabbing

Associated Press

BLACKFOOT, Idaho – Police said officers shot and killed a man after he stabbed a woman in eastern Idaho.

Blackfoot police said officers responded to a residence Friday night and found a 24-year-old man with a knife holding a 20-year-old woman against her will.

Police said the man refused to comply with officers’ commands. He then stabbed the woman and police fired upon him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the woman was transported to a hospital in Blackfoot.

The officers involved the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by Pocatello police and Idaho State Police.

Police have not released the man’s or the woman’s name.

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