By Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police have shot and killed a man who was holding a knife on his estranged wife.

Police say officers were called to a home on the city’s south side shortly before midnight Thursday on a report of a man threatening his wife with a knife. Authorities say the man had a history of domestic violence and that the courts had ordered him not to contact his estranged wife.

Officers say they tried negotiating with the man, but he refused to drop the weapon. Police say an officer who thought the man was going to stab the woman shot and killed him.

The 44-year-old woman is OK. Her 45-year-old husband died at the scene.

The 27-year-old officer who shot the man is on administrative duty, as protocol requires.

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