Police: Officers Shoot Man Holding Knife Who Charged At Them

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

PORT HURON (WWJ/AP) - Officers shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly charged at them with a knife in Port Huron.

The incident unfolded around 7:15 a.m. Saturday when police responded to a McDonald's restaurant after receiving a call about a man who was stabbing himself in the parking lot.

Officers found the 21-year-old Lexington man, who was armed and covered in blood, walking near the restaurant and tried talking with him, but police say he charged at the officers in an aggressive manner. When the man refused several orders to drop the knife, according to police, one of the officers drew his weapon and fired multiple times in self-defense.

The suspect continued advancing toward the officers even after he was shot, The Times of Port Huron reported. He was taken to a hospital and last reported in critical but stable condition.

Authorities say the man's name won't be released until he's arraigned on charges.

Officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by the Michigan State Police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at 810-984-2378.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.