By Associated Press - Sunday, May 1, 2016

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife.

The shooting happened Saturday night as police responded to a domestic incident at an apartment building in Wausau.

Wausau Police Patrol Capt. Matt Barnes told reporters Sunday that police found probable cause to arrest a man, who was not at his apartment, and started to search for him.

The man was found outside but was able to enter a building around 10:20 p.m. Barnes says an officer found the suspect and tried to arrest him, but the man grabbed a knife. The officer shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

The officer was placed on standard administrative leave. Wausau Daily Herald Media ( ) reports the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate.


Information from: Wausau Daily Herald Media,

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