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Man carrying 'bladed weapon' shot by Las Vegas police near Downtown

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - An armed man was fatally shot by Las Vegas police on Tuesday morning after refusing to drop his weapon in the central Las Vegas Valley. According to the department, dispatchers received a call about a man with an edged weapon around 12:40 a.m. near Eastern Avenue and Sahara Avenue. Arriving officers reportedly tried to de-escalate the situation through “less-lethal options,” but the man refused to drop his weapon. The man charged at the officers with the weapon, and officers shot him. Medical personnel transported the...

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