BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an officer fatally shot a man armed with a knife during a confrontation.

Officers were called to a home on West Cold Spring Lane on Tuesday for a report of someone “about to do something crazy.”

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that as an officer approached the home, Seron Jackson, 21, walked out displaying a folding knife. He says there was a confrontation between Jackson and the officer and that the officer shot Jackson multiple times.

Jackson was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

The officer was placed on routine suspension. The department has 48 hours to release the officer’s name.

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Comments (4)
  1. RavenLude says:

    the knife wielding criminal was also a black male and wearing a hoodie and of course was wrongfully racially profiled in this case. his family will be posting his 13 year old pictures for the media soon.

    1. mr G says:

      your colors atr showing

  2. m.A. says:

    Did he have a spear in hand & wearing a grass skirt with big bones through his nose?

  3. Mrs. Jaye says:

    All I can say is wow to these comments

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