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Man with knife shot by Phoenix police officers near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road


PHOENIX — An investigation is underway after a man with a knife was shot by Phoenix police officers Saturday morning near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road.

The update from Phoenix Police provided Saturday afternoon is below:

Phoenix police say they received a called about a man with a knife making threatening statements just after 9:35 a.m.

Police say officers confronted the man, giving him multiple commands to put the knife down and that he was under arrest.

They added that less lethal options were initially used, but they were not successful.

The man reportedly began running west down Thomas Avenue. Less lethal options were again used.

As the turned onto a side street, police say he still had the knife in his hand despite multiple commands for him to drop the knife.

When a car approached the man on the roadway, that’s when police say an officer shot the man.

Police added that before the shooting, the man reportedly threatened one person with the knife and was confronted by another driver in the area. That’s when the man started running away and officers made contact with him.

The man has not been identified. He was reportedly taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The shooting remains under investigation.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to ABC15 and abc15.com for updates.