Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man ‘Acting Crazy’ in Santa Rosa Home

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SANTA ROSA (AP) — Police in Northern California fatally shot a man who they say was wielding a large knife and acting erratically in his home.

Santa Rosa police tell the San Francisco Chronicle that two residents called 911 early Saturday to report that a man with a knife was “acting crazy.”

When officers arrived, they say they found the man hiding under a bed with a knife.

Police Sgt. Josh Ludtke says the man refused orders to drop the knife and that officers tried using a stun gun and chemical agents to no avail.

Ludtke says the man eventually came out from under the bed, brandished the knife and advanced toward officers.

At least one officer fired multiple shots, killing him. The man’s relationship to those who called 911 is unclear.

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