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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Police shoot man with knife in Magnolia

A man was shot and wounded by Seattle police in Magnolia just before noon Saturday.

Police say they received several 911 calls about a man in his 20s armed with a knife at 36th Ave. West and West Smith Street.

Officers arrived and called for backup, including members of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team. They then approached the man on the street.

One of the officers shot the man in the torso after he advanced toward them, the department said in a news release.

Officers performed first aid and called for medics. The man, who was alert and conscious, was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The two officers involved will be put on paid administrative leave while detectives investigate the shooting – as is normal department policy.

This is at least the fourth officer-involved shooting in Seattle this year.

In January, Seattle police fatally shot James. D Anderson who had shot and wounded two people at a Central District Bar. In February, Seattle officers killed a mentally disturbed man, Jack Sun Keewatinawin, in North Seattle. And in March, Bellevue officers killed robbery suspect Russell Smith, whom they had tracked to Columbia City.

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