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Rifle-wielding man dies after Big Island police shoot at him

November 28, 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island police say a man died after officers shot at him when he pointed a rifle at them.

Police say they were responding to a report that the man stabbed himself with a knife at a home in Hawaiian Beaches Tuesday night. When they arrived, they saw a rifle next to him.

Police say the man grabbed the gun and officers told him to drop it. He pointed it at the officers, who fired at him.

The man went into the house and police evacuated nearby residents. Officers later went inside and found him dead.

Police say four officers fired at the man but it’s not yet known how many bullets hit him.

An autopsy will determine how the man died. Police are investigating.

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