- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a man was fatally shot by police at the High Desert Museum in Bend.

Law enforcement officers responded to the museum on a report Tuesday afternoon of a man with a knife holding a woman by the throat and threatening to kill her.

Officers arrived and the man was shot by an Oregon State trooper. The man died at the scene. Police say the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and is cooperating with investigators.

Police say numerous visitors and staff were inside the museum during the incident but they were able to leave the area.

The museum will remain closed while a major crime team is investigating the shooting. Police say they haven’t found a connection between the man and woman.

According to its website, the museum has 135 forested acres of animals and indoor and outdoor exhibits.


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