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Mesa police: Officers fatally shooting knife-wielding man

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 16:16:35-04

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say an officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man during an encounter at an apartment complex Wednesday.

Police say the shooting occurred in a common area of the complex near Mesa Community College after police went there in response to reports of a man walking around with a knife and yelling. Police didn’t provide specifics on what led to the shooting but Detective Nik Rasheta said officers tried unsuccessfully to subdue the man with less than lethal means.

The man’s identity wasn’t released. No officers were injured.