- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 29-year-old man accused of threatening a woman with a knife was shot and seriously wounded by a police officer near the downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

The officer responded after the heard the woman screaming late Saturday night.

Investigators say the man ignored the officer’s commands to drop the knife and was shot after he lunged at the officer with the knife.

The man was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

The woman and officer escaped unharmed.

The officer was placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting.

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