Baltimore police: Officers shot man holding 2 knives

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Posted: Nov 25, 2016 1:31 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officers shot and wounded a man in Baltimore after receiving a 911 call reporting that he was waving knives and threatening shoppers and people at a bus stop, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Friday.

Officers used a stun gun when the man holding a knife in each hand refused to drop the weapons, but it did not take effect and two officers shot him, striking him several times, Davis said.

Officers rendered first aid immediately, and the man was in critical condition, he said.

"I'm not sure what his state of mind was. I think it's safe to say it was unstable, it was threatening, it was menacing," he said. No one else was hurt.

Video obtained by a television station and posted online showed a person in uniform performing CPR on a person lying on the sidewalk near a former movie theater and shops. Another video shows the man being loaded into an ambulance.

Investigators will review footage from the body camera worn by one of the three officers involved. Police didn't immediately give the races of the officers or the man who was shot.

Investigators were working to confirm the man's identity, Davis said. The officers will be placed on routine administrative leave, police spokesman Detective Donny Moses said.

This was the second police shooting in the city this week. An officer shot and wounded an armed man after a west Baltimore traffic stop on Tuesday.