CENTRALIA, Wash. -- A police officer has shot and killed a threatening man armed with a knife in Centralia.
Police say two officers confronted the man about 2:20 a.m. Thursday because it was suspicious for him to be behind a closed store in the middle of the night.
The Chronicle reports the man refused orders to drop the knife and also said he was armed with a gun. One of the officers shot the suspect.
The 48-year-old man's name has not been released, but police said he carried out-of-state identification.
The Washington State Patrol is helping investigate the shooting.