Police: Man with knife shot by officers in Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Wyandotte County authorities say a suspect in a robbery with a large knife has been shot by police, resulting in injuries police described as life-threatening.

Lt. Kelli Bailiff said that police were called to a Dollar Tree store around 1:30 p.m. Thursday and a Westwood police officer confronted a man down the street from the store. Bailiff said that police ordered the man to drop his knife, but he refused.

According to authorities, the Westwood officer deployed his stun gun but it had no effect and a deputy then shot the man. The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.


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