HEMET: Police shoot, wound knife-wielding man

10 Sep

Hemet police shot and seriously wounded a man with a knife who threatened at least two people and then confronted officers, investigators said.

The incident began at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, along the 500 block of North Gilbert Street when a caller reported that a man possibly armed with a knife was threatening to kill him, Lt. Eric Dickson said in a written statement.

Officers searched the area but weren’t able to find the man. But at 4:57 p.m., they were summoned to a different location along the same block by a second person who said a knife-wielding man was threatening his life.

Officers spotted the man with the knife and chased him.

“At one point, the suspect turned on the officers, armed with a knife and a hammer,” according to the statement. “Despite commands to stop and drop the weapons, the suspect aggressed the officers, who were forced to defend themselves.

“The suspect is expected to survive.”

Dickson did not identify anyone involved in the incident, including the suspect.




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