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Pierce County sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots man in Midland

TACOMA, Wash. — A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Thursday night in Midland, the sheriff’s department said.

Spokesman Jerry Bates said deputies responded to a call at 10:17 p.m. of a suicidal man in his 40s armed with a knife in the 2000 block of 78th Street Court East.  Bates said the man was possibly high on drugs and upset about a breakup.

A confrontation led to one of the deputies firing his weapon and killing the man, Bates said.

The deputies were  not injured, he added.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.