- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in the Hudson Valley say police officers tried to subdue a knife-wielding man with nonlethal measures before one of the officers fatally shot him.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (https://pojonews.co/1mgSSvN ) that city of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Ron Knapp says an officer shot the man twice after he refused to drop the knife after confronting officers on a street Monday night.

Knapp says the officers used verbal commands, a stun gun and baton strikes in an effort to get him to drop the weapon. The police chief says the officer fired after the man lunged at another officer.

Police haven’t released the man’s name, pending notification of his family.

Authorities say the officers had responded to an emergency call reporting a man acting violently.

Knapp said the shooting investigation could take several weeks.

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Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com


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