Vancouver police: Officers shoot, kill man armed with knife


VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver say a knife-wielding man was fatally shot by officers outside a home on Sunday.

The Vancouver Police Department says officers responded to a 911 call in which the caller said several residents had barricaded themselves inside the home because the man was armed with knives.

KOIN-TV reports the man reportedly had started a fire inside the home.

The shooting occurred after the man confronted officers outside the home at about 12:25 a.m.

The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, died at a local hospital.

Four officers who were involved in the incident were placed on standard leave pending an investigation.


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