Boston police shoot and kill knife weilding man in South End

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police shot and killed a man who repeatedly swung a knife at officers in the South End.

Just after midnight on Sunday, officials said they received a 911 call from a mother asked for help with her son.

Officials said the 31-year-old man, with a history of mental illness, pulled a knife on paramedics who were trying to help him.

That is when police stepped in.

When he swung a knife at the officer, other officers began firing.

Some police officers and two paramedics were injured in the incident.

All have been taken to area hospitals.

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