Fairfax police kill man threatening them with sword

A wanted sex offender was shot and killed Saturday night after threatening officers with a sword, Fairfax County police said.

The man, who has not been identified, charged at officers with the sword after they attempted to get him out of an apartment.

According to police, officers responded at about 11:08 p.m. to the 5700 block of Backlick Road after calls that a wanted person was hiding in a private bedroom. The man had escaped on foot from the police on Friday night after he gave officers a fake ID.

Police fired real bullets and non-lethal bean bag ammunition at the man when he charged at them with the sword.

Police said the man was wanted for three felony counts of producing child pornography, three felony counts of possessing or reproducing child pornography with the intent to distribute and a misdemeanor warrant for consensual sexual intercourse with a minor.

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