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Hemet Police Shoot Man They Say Was Threatening Another With A Knife

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HEMET (CBS) — Hemet police shot and wounded a suspect they say was threatening to kill another man, a lieutenant said Sunday.

The suspect was expected to survive his injuries following the 4:57 p.m. confrontation with officers Saturday, Lt. Eric Dickson said.

The suspect’s name was withheld by officers.

Officers received a call at 4:05 p.m.  from a North Gilbert Street resident claiming a man was threatening to kill him.

Officers could not locate the suspect, but received a second call about an hour later from another North Gilbert Street resident, who said a man matching the suspect’s description was allegedly threatening to kill him, Dickson said.

Officers arrived at the location and ordered the suspect to drop both a knife and a hammer before they opened fire, Dickson said.

The officers have been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Dickson said.

 (©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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