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Officials: Police shoot man with knife after reported assault in Federal Way

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way police say one of its officers shot a man who refused orders to drop a knife.

Federal Way police were called to a reported assault near 275th Street and Pacific Highway South around 6:30 a.m.

Officers located a man who matched the suspect’s description walking south on Pacific Highway just north of S. 288th Street.

According to police, officers shot the suspect after he refused to put down a knife. They said the subject fled across the highway before he was taken into custody by other responding officers.

Police say the man was conscious when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. He has not been identified.

No other details about the shooting were immediately released.

 

A multi-agency team will investigate. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to department policy.

Pacific Highway South & South 288th Street, Federal Way, WA

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2 comments

    • Harmony

      I literally just turned onto Pacific Highway right as the policeman fired two shots at the suspect.

      The suspect ran across the road, and started laughing, and sat down on the curb. He was laughing most of the time, and he only put his hands up briefly before taking them down and laughing again.

      He must have been on some good drugs to laugh and smile while being shot at.

      It definitely made my morning interesting.