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Sat July 6, 2013

ABQ Police Kill Man Wielding Two Butcher Knives

Authorities say officers shot and killed a man who lunged at police with two butcher knives.

Albuquerque chief Ray Schultz says the violence occurred Friday night near a gas station on San Mateo and Montgomery.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the incident began when police responded to a report that a 60-year-old black man was threatening two children with the knives.

Schultz says the suspect lunged and repeatedly tried to stab an officer until another officer, and possibly a third, shot him.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.