BURLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police shot a man who charged them with a knife in Burlington, leaving him with life-threatening injuries Sunday, officials said.
Two officers responding to a 911 call from the Lord Baron apartments at noon found a man who said he was having mental health issues. The man allegedly told the 911 dispatcher he had a knife and was unsure how he would respond when officers arrived, officials said.
While the officers were outside, the man allegedly came out of the building with a knife and ran toward the officers, who told him to put the knife down, officials said. One officers fired a less-than-lethal round at the man, who continued to run at the officers before the second officer shot him, officials said.
The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the two officers were taken to the hospital as well, police said.
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