GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Glendale say officers have shot and wounded a man armed with a homemade spear that had a pointed end.
The name of the 23-year-old man wasn't immediately released Sunday.
Police say officers responded to a threatening 911 call Saturday night from a man who stated that he had a gun and "wanted to shoot cops."
Officers arrived on the scene just north of downtown Glendale and confronted a man matching the description.
Police say the man started making threatening comments toward the officers and allegedly charged them with a wooden spear that was about 4 feet long.
When the man ignored commands to drop the weapon, police say an officer fired several shots at the suspect.
The man was rushed to a hospital where he was reported to be in critical condition.