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Officer in Stillwater fatally shoots man who had knife

A man armed with a knife was fatally shot and killed early Wednesday in Stillwater by police, authorities said. The…

A man armed with a knife was fatally shot and killed early Wednesday in Stillwater by police, authorities said.

The encounter occurred at a home in the 1200 block of 4th Street S., according to Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway

Officer from the Stillwater, Bayport and Oak Park Heights police departments were called to the residence on a report of a man being suicidal, Gannaway said.

Officers encountered the man who had a knife, and opened four.

He was taken to nearby Lakeview Hospital and pronounced dead. His identity has yet to be released.

Police body-worn cameras and squad car cameras were in use at the time, the chief said. The State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been asked to lead the investigation.

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