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Officer fired shot in incident with intoxicated man threatening family members with knife

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 18:44:56-04

ASHLAND, Ohio — An officer fired a shot during an incident with an intoxicated man wielding a knife, according to the Ashland Police Department.

Two officers responded to the 600 block of Sandusky Street on Saturday around 11:40 p.m. after an intoxicated man was threatening two family members with a knife, according to police.

When the officers arrived on the scene, the man with the knife approached the officers. One of the officers then fired a single shot at the man.

The man and another female were transported to a nearby hospital.

None of the officers were injured.

The investigation has been turned over to the Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation.