Suicidal Man Forces A Cop To Kill Him After Running After Him With A Knife

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Around 9:20 p.m., Port of Seattle Police contacted Seattle Police about a man in crisis, armed with a knife, at Alaskan Way and Seneca Street.

When officers arrived, the man, who had reportedly cut himself, fled down Alaskan Way.

Port of Seattle Police approached the man and attempted to use a less-lethal tool, but the device was ineffective. The man moved toward officers, and two Seattle Police officers fired, fatally striking the man.

Representatives of the Office of Police Accountability, the Office of Inspector General and the SPD Force Investigation Team responded to the scene.

The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with SPD policy while the investigation is ongoing.”

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