Video: Man charges Seattle police with knife, gets shot

The man survived the shooting and pleaded guilty to assault


By PoliceOne Staff

SEATTLE — KOMO News obtained dash cam video of a June confrontation between Seattle police and a knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness.

According to court records, a man called 911 several times to report a person outside his home with a large kitchen knife – who police later discovered was the same person, reporting himself.

Video shows the man, who has not been identified due to his mental illness, running toward police with a knife. Once he’s off camera, an officer fires one shot at the man.

According to the report, the man pleaded guilty this week to assault.

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  2. Officer-Involved Shootings
  3. Edged Weapons
  4. Patrol Issues

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