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Florida Man Wielding Knife Shot & Killed By Police

PORT ST. LUCIE (CBSMiami/AP) — Officers responding to a Florida home were forced to open fire after fearing for their lives.

Police say officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man when he advanced toward them during a confrontation at his home.

Port St. Lucie police spokeswoman Lisa Marie Carraquillo tells news outlets a man called 911 Monday afternoon, saying he had a knife and was thinking about killing his wife.

When officers arrived at the home, the man was holding the knife. Carraquillo says the man ignored repeated commands and was shot when he approached the officers.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

The two officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State Attorney's Office.

The name of the man hasn't been released.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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