- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Loveland police officer has shot and killed a man who reportedly had a knife and threatened a customer at a pizza restaurant.

The Reporter-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1XaWWic ) police responded to a report Monday that a man had been throwing a bicycle at nearby traffic. When officers arrived, he ran from them into the restaurant.

Police say the man was carrying a knife and had grabbed one of the customers. An officer shot the suspect and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The newspaper says the man was identified as Loveland resident William Rippley, 45. Officer Jennifer Hines, who shot Rippley, is a 10-year veteran of the department.

Hines and two officers at the scene have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure while police shootings are investigated.

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Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald, https://www.reporterherald.com/


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