Atwater police say they were forced to shoot a knife-wielding man

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Merced County town of Atwater.
March 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Merced County town of Atwater.

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Police say they were responding to a call around 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, where a man with a knife was allegedly threatening someone in a house.

At some point, police say the man charged them with the knife, and they were forced to shoot.

The suspect was flown to a nearby hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time.

Lt. Sam Joseph with the Atwater Police Department said the officers were not hurt.


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