Police fatally shoot sword-wielding man in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police say a sword-wielding man was shot and killed after he charged an officer.

Police said in a news release that the shooting happened Saturday night while officers were responding to a disturbance. An officer encountered the man armed with a sword and ordered him to drop the weapon. The release said that when the man refused and charged, the officer opened fire.

The suspect died at the scene, but no officers were injured. Police said an investigation is ongoing and didn’t immediately release any other details, including the name of the suspect.


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