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Salem police: Officer shot man brandishing knife

SALEM, Ore. - Salem police say an officer has shot a man coming at him with a knife.

The police said the officer wasn't hurt, and the man was taken to the hospital. No information was immediately available on his condition.

The shooting followed a report of a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The police said in a statement that 47-year-old Michael Connelly confronted Officer David Baker with a knife and wouldn't obey orders to drop it.

The State Police and the district attorney's office will be in charge of the investigation.


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