St. Croix Falls police fatally shoot man who wielded knife

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ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. — Police in western Wisconsin have fatally shot a man who rushed at officers with a knife.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports St. Croix Falls police were responding to a 911 call for a woman in distress at a motel. As officers arrived at the motel room, a man came out wielding a knife.

The police department says the man refused several commands to drop the knife and rushed towards an officer.

A police officer shot the man, who died at the scene.

Police found a woman in the motel room with stab wounds to her chest and neck. She was taken to the hospital.