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Wyandotte County deputy shoots man holding knife after attempted robbery

Kansas City, Kan., police and other area law enforcement agencies investigated the scene where a man with a knife suffered a life-threatening injury after a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy shot him at Sixth Terrace and County Line Road on Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. According to authorities, he tried to hold up a Dollar Tree store with the knife near where he was shot.
Kansas City, Kan., police and other area law enforcement agencies investigated the scene where a man with a knife suffered a life-threatening injury after a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy shot him at Sixth Terrace and County Line Road on Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. According to authorities, he tried to hold up a Dollar Tree store with the knife near where he was shot. along@kcstar.com

A man who tried to hold up a Dollar Tree store in Kansas City, Kan., with a large knife was shot Thursday by a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. The man’s injuries were described as life-threatening.

Police were called about 1:30 p.m. to the store at 520 County Line Road. Sheriff’s deputies and a Westwood police officer confronted a man down the street from the store, near Sixth Terrace and County Line Road.

Police ordered the man to drop his knife but he refused, sheriff’s officials said. The Westwood officer deployed his stun gun but it had no effect, said Lt. Kelli Bailiff, spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office.

A deputy then shot the man, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Bailiff said.

Nothing was taken from the store. Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating, Bailiff said.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

An armed man who tried to hold up a Dollar Tree store in Kansas City, Kan., sustained a life-threatening injury when a Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy shot him at Sixth Street and County Line Road on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, authorities said.

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