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Man with machete killed by trooper in downtown Palmer

November 23, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man armed with a machete was shot and killed by an Alaska State Trooper in downtown Palmer.

The man died Thursday night. His name has not been released.

Palmer police early Thursday afternoon called troopers for assistance after reporting a man with a “large edged object.”

Anchorage television station KTUU reports the man was seen on top of the Sunrise Grill.

Witnesses say he jumped from the roof onto a firetruck, where he was struck by non-lethal rounds fired by laws enforcement officers.

The man jumped from the truck ran with officers in pursuit. Troopers say the man was killed several blocks away.

No officers were injured.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

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