- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Huntsville police say a man is dead after ramming a police barricade and patrol car then lunging at an officer with a knife.

Capt. JesHenry Malone tells Al.com a gray minivan rammed a patrol car with an on-duty officer inside at the city’s public safety building. Henry says the officer and the man exited their cars and the man lunged at the officer with a knife.

Malone says the officer fired at the man and he was later pronounced dead at Huntsville Hospital.

The officer wasn’t injured and authorities are unsure of why the man rammed the barricade. The man’s identity hasn’t been released.

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