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Police shoot, kill man holding ‘sharp object’

Las Vegas police said they shot and killed a man who lunged at officers with a sharp object inside a southwest valley home Friday morning.

Officers were checking reports of a broken window about 9 a.m. in the 6900 block of Berkshire Place, near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue. There, they found a man hiding in a closet.

When officers opened the closet door, the man lunged at them with a “sharp object” and at least one officer shot him, police said.

He died after being taken to University Medical Center. No officers were injured.

Additional information was not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Review-Journal writer Colton Lochhead contributed to this report. Contact Kimberly De La Cruz at kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @KimberlyinLV

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