Man armed with knife shot dead by Denver police |

Man armed with knife shot dead by Denver police

DENVER (AP) – Police say an officer shot and killed a man who was armed with a meat cleaver and threatened officers.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson says the shooting happened early Wednesday after officers responded to a report of a family disturbance. Jackson says the man armed with the meat cleaver confronted officers.

Jackson says one officer fired a non-lethal rubber ball to stop the man but he kept heading toward officers. One officer fired a lethal round. Names have not been released.

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