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Sheriff’s office: Knife-wielding man shot, wounded by deputy

May 13, 2021 GMT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A man armed with a knife was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy in a northeastern Ohio home after he lunged at officers who were attempting to arrest him on outstanding warrants, authorities said.

The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Ravenna, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were granted permission to enter the home and soon found the man in the basement.

The man then pulled a knife and refused the deputies’ repeated commands to drop it, authorities said. He then lunged at the officers, prompting one deputy to fire.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, but his name and further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

No other injuries were reported. It wasn’t clear how many people were in the home when the shooting occurred.

The four officers involved in the call have been placed on paid administrative leave pending a review of the shooting, which is standard procedure in such incidents. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting the sheriff’s department with the investigation.