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Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife

October 14, 2019 GMT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The police chief of a Georgia city says an officer shot and killed a woman who charged at him with a raised knife.

News media report that Athens-Clarke County police Chief Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr. says the 54-year-old woman ignored repeated orders to put down the knife before running toward the officer Monday morning.

Spruill says other officers gave first aid but the woman died at a hospital. Her name has not been released.

Spruill says the officer was answering a report that a woman might be armed with both a knife and a gun.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating.