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Police in Virginia Beach fatally shoot man in domestic situation

Posted at 12:42 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 00:42:45-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Authorities say two police officers shot and killed a man Sunday while responding to a violent domestic situation at a home in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Beach Police Department said a 911 caller reported at 4:26 a.m. Sunday that a man armed with a knife had threatened to kill a woman.

The department said officers responded to the home and found the suspect “armed with bladed weapons,” which he refused to drop, and instead barricaded himself with the woman in a room.

Police said officers heard the woman in distress, breached the door and found the suspect restraining the victim. The officers then shot the man.