Escondido police kill knife-wielding suspect

Escondido police Saturday night shot and killed a knife-wielding man who refused repeated demands to drop the weapon, authorities said Sunday.

The incident began at 10:45 p.m. when an emergency call was made by a man saying he needed help. Arriving at the residential address, police found a man brandishing a knife, authorities said.

After refusing to drop the knife, he “suddenly moved toward an officer and lifted the knife,” authorities said. Officers opened fire, and the man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.


The circumstances behind the emergency call are unclear. The dead man’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.


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