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Man Shot After Threatening Fort Worth Officers With Sharp Object: Police

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Purington Avenue

Fort Worth police said a man was shot by one of their sergeants Wednesday evening after that man threatened him and two other officers with some kind of sharp object.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m in the 6300 block of Purington Avenue, which is in the east part of the city.

Police received a call that a man inside a home there was acting erratically and tearing up a bed. When officers arrived, they confronted the man as he held onto the sharp object, police said.

Police have not released more specific information about what that object was.

"That male did pose a threat and threatened [the officers] with that," Fort Worth Police spokesperson Sgt. Chris Britt said. "At that point, the sergeant felt in danger for his life, as well as the other officers that were there."

The sergeant fired his weapon, striking the man.

Police said they are still trying to determine how many shots were fired and how many times the man was hit.

The man, who's name has not been released, was taken to the hospital. Police said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

None of the officers were hurt.

An investigation is underway to make sure all laws and department procedures were followed in this case, according to police.

The sergeant's name has not been released, but police said he is a 12-year veteran of the department.

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