Columbus police say officer shoots man wielding a knife

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Columbus police officer has shot and wounded a man who approached officers while holding a knife.

A Columbus police statement says the 35-year-old man is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after being shot twice Wednesday night.

The statement says police responded to a call about a man arguing with his mother while armed with a knife and that he became “agitated and belligerent” when officers arrived.

Police say the man refused orders to drop the knife and that stun guns failed to stop him from approaching the officers. Police say that’s when one of the officers shot him. The officer hasn’t been identified.

The statement says the man has been charged with two counts of felonious assault on a police officer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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