- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say Jacksonville police shot a knife-wielding man who threatened to cut off officers’ heads.

The Florida Times-Union https://bit.ly/27msZ3y reports that Chief Chris Butler of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the incident early Saturday morning began when a manager of a downtown McDonald’s called police because a man with knives was banging on the windows in a threatening manner.

When officers arrived the man was across the street where he yelled at them that he would cut their heads off.

Butler say officers approached him and tried to negotiate with him to drop the knives and surrender but he raised a large knife and charged at officers in a threatening manner, leaving them no choice but to shoot.

The suspect is in critical condition. His identity was not released.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide