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Police shoot, wound knife-wielding man in Denver

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 20:11:40-04

DENVER -- A man armed with a knife was shot by a Denver police officer in the city's Cole neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near East 37th Avenue and Race Street, according to a tweet from the Denver Police Department.

Police said a passerby called 911 to report a man walking toward Russell Square Park with a "very large knife."

When an officer arrived on scene, the knife-wielding man approached the officer in a threatening manner and the officer opened fire, striking the suspect, according to police.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital where his condition is unknown.

No officers were injured.