Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities say police fatally shot a man carrying an ax and a long knife in Virginia's capital city.

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham told reporters that authorities received calls Tuesday morning about a man walking through the downtown with weapons and making threats.

Durham said officers encountered the man around 10 a.m. and tried to get him to drop his weapons. They deployed a Taser, but he still wouldn't drop them. The police chief said his officers then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Durham said one officer was hit in what appears to be friendly fire, but his body armor prevented serious injury.

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