Man Shot After Charging Missouri Police With Two Swords
Authorities say a suburban Kansas City police officer has fatally shot a man after he charged with two swords.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says on Twitter that the shooting happened Sunday afternoon after police in Grandview received a 911 call about a despondent and violent acting man.
The patrol says that when officers arrived, the man exited a home with two large swords and charged toward the officers. The patrol says the man ignored the officers' commands and kept charging even after one officer shot two bean-bags rounds at him. The patrol says officers were "fearing for their lives" when 60-year-old Larry Sannicolas, of Grandview, was fatally shot.
Police referred all questions to the patrol, which is handling the investigation.