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Man dies after confrontation with Topeka police officers

Man dies after confrontation with Topeka police officers

Man dies after confrontation with Topeka police officers

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened Friday morning in Topeka.

The KBI said Topeka police officers were called to a report of a man being threatened with a knife, near railroad tracks at 4th Street and Southeast Holliday.   Officers began negotiating with a man who was armed with a knife, and the man cut himself several times.   Officers used bean-bag rounds and other methods to try to subdue the man, but he charged toward a group of officers with the knife and three officers fired shots, hitting him several times.   The man died later at Stormont Vail Hospital.

Police have been working to identify the man.  The KBI will turn over its findings to the Shawnee County District Attorney for review.

 

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