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Police: Suspect With A Knife Hospitalized After Shooting Involving Denver Police

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver police say at least one of their officers was involved in a shooting on Wednesday night. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Yale Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

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Police say the suspect had wounds that were apparently self-inflicted. Officers arrived and told the man to drop the knife.

Officials say the suspect ignored commands and walked toward officers with the knife. A pepperball and Taser were both deployed, but not effective.

The suspect continued to walk toward officers when at least one officer fired their gun multiple times and hit the suspect.

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The suspect fell and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. DPD says no officers or civilians were hurt.

Police do not believe the suspect was known to officers.

Federal Boulevard is closed in both directions at Harvard Avenue. Drivers and residents are urged to avoid the area.

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