Family dispute turns deadly

By: N. Petersen
By: N. Petersen

Police in Tomah say a 38-year-old man who was "flailing" knives around, injuring a family member, and refused to put the weapons down was shot and killed by officers Friday.
Police Chief Loren Anderson says the officers were asked to get the man out of a two-story house shortly before 10:30 this morning.
The chief says officers tried to talk the man into putting the knives down, but he refused and started "flailing the knives about," causing injury to a family member.
He says the officers fired because the man's relative was in immediate danger.
He did not specify how many shots were fired and how many shots struck the man, who died after being taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Police did not release his identity.


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