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October 22, 2018

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Henderson Police shoot, kill man armed with box cutter

Updated Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 | 11:53 a.m.

Henderson Police shot and killed a man early this morning after he charged at officers with a box cutter, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched about 4:15 a.m. to a home in the 1500 block of Point Vista Ave. after a female placed a 911 call from the residence, police said.

Officers heard screams coming from inside and forced their way into the home, Lt. Kirk Moore said.

They encountered a man in a closet armed with a box cutter, he said. The man rushed the officers before he was shot, Moore said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, Moore said. It was not clear how she was injured.

The officers were placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, police said.