Something about the story just doesn't sound quite right. Lunging at the police with a knife sounds like he was already too close to them. The other report said "moved aggressively towards police." However it really happened, I question if shooting is the right way to go in a situation like this. Although I realize one can be killed with a knife, I find it hard to believe that lethal threat actually existed.
A police officer in Wisconsin Rapids shot a suspect after the person lunged at officers with a knife Sunday, the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune reports this morning.
The suspect, who was walking on a Rapids street with two other people, had threatened one person with a knife, refused an officer's demand that he drop the weapon and lunged at the officers before being shot.
Police released no information about the suspect other than he is a male and was flown to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for treatment.
What really happens in cases like this and in many so-called DGUs, is the armed person in authority, the policeman, the homeowner, whoever, is responding to excessive fear or excessive anger. Afterwards, they cover it up by calling it lethal threat.
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