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Mesa police: Man with knife fatally shot during encounter

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-04 09:58:11-05

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say at last one officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man during an encounter at a mobile home community.

A police department said the incident occurred Monday evening when officers responded to a 911 call reporting a person acted erratically and causing a disturbance and another call reporting shots fired in the same area.

According to the statement, officers encountered a man walking toward them while carrying a large knife and that the man then aggressively approached the officers after being ordered to drop the knife. No identities were released.

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