By Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County Police say an officer responding to a disturbance call in a Baltimore suburb shot a man with a knife. The man’s condition wasn’t immediately clear.

The department said in a statement early Saturday morning that officers went to an apartment in Pikesville after a reported disturbance. They knocked on the door and a man with a knife in his hand answered.

The statement says that after exchanging words, the man moved toward the officers in a threatening manner and one of the officers fired his gun, striking the man in his upper body.

The man was taken to a hospital, and police said his condition was unknown. He wasn’t immediately identified.

The officer will be placed on routine administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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