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Topeka police say officers fatally shot knife-wielding man in an Amtrak station

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 20:18:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Topeka say three officers have been placed on paid leave after fatally shooting a knife-wielding man at an Amtrak station Friday morning.

Police say the shooting happened after police were called to the station around 10 a.m. for reports of a man armed with a knife who was chasing and threatening people.

Police say the officers made several attempts to negotiate with the man and used less-than-lethal munitions to try to subdue the man, but failed.

Police say the officers shot the man when he charged them.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Police have not released the man's name or the names of the officers involved

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