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Police-involved shooting end in death for knife-wielding man

December 16, 2018

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness died in a police-involved shooting on Long Island.

Police responded to a 911 call Saturday about an agitated, suicidal man in the Suffolk County hamlet of Shirley.

When an officer arrived, the man — whom police identified as 57-year-old Walter Kellogg — threatened to harm himself with a knife and started cutting himself. Police say he then turned the knife on the officer, who fired a fatal shot.

Kellogg was pronounced dead at Long Island Community Hospital.

No other information was available Saturday.

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