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Police Say Baltimore Officer Shoots, Kills Man with Knife

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BALTIMORE (AP)- Baltimore police say an officer has shot and killed a man wielding a knife.

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez says an officer was on patrol Saturday when he responded to people yelling for help outside a house in Southwest Baltimore. He says the officer was told a man inside was threatening people with a knife.

Rodriguez says that when the officer confronted the man, the man refused to drop the knife.

Rodriguez says the man was struck at least once. He later died at a hospital.

Rodriguez says the officer "definitely fired in immediate defense of his life."

It was the second officer-involved shooting within days. Police say a man was wounded Thursday after a "violent struggle" with an officer, who fired her weapon.

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