Man Armed with a Knife Shot and Killed by Seattle Cop
A man armed with a knife was shot and killed by police at the Seattle Waterfront Tuesday night.
The shooting happened at Alaskan Way and Seneca Street near Pier 55. According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD), Port of Seattle police contacted SPD around 9:20 p.m. about “a man in crisis” who was armed with a knife who had reportedly cut himself.
When two SPD officers arrived, the man ran down Alaskan Way with the knife. Officers approached the man and attempted to use a less-lethal tool to stop him, but the device was ineffective, according to an SPD spokesperson.
The man then moved toward the officers, and they shot him.
First responders performed life-saving measures on the man, but he was pronounced dead.
The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard SPD policy.