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Video shows man killed by Flagstaff police charged at them with knives

Feb 3, 2019, 1:25 PM | Updated: Feb 4, 2019, 2:54 pm

PHOENIX — Flagstaff police shot and killed a man Sunday morning after he brandished two knives at them.

According to police, two officers were leaving a mental health center on an unrelated call around 9:30 a.m. when 47-year-old Henry Harold Russell of Boise, Idaho, confronted them in the parking lot.

Body cam footage shows Russell charging at an officer with a knife in each hand.

Officer Tyler Romney, who has been with the department for over three years, shot Russell, and police said they performed life-saving measures on him until medics arrived.

Russell was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the incident.

On Jan. 23, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper in Flagstaff shot and killed a suspect who allegedly shot at him after fleeing from a traffic stop.

In the Phoenix area, there have been seven officer-involved shootings so far this year.

Editor’s Note: Flagstaff Police initially identified the man shot and killed by police as Russell Henry Harold. His name was corrected Monday. 

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