Man attacks Fla. officer with machete; suspect fatally shot

By Jerome Burdi
The Sun-Sentinel
Related: Cal. officer discusses day he shot machete-carrying man

WEST PALM BEACH A man closing in fast on police with a machete in his hand was shot at least twice and killed about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Summit Boulevard between Interstate 95 and the railroad tracks, police said.

It is unclear why Vladimir Bernal Niellas, 45, of West Palm Beach, lunged at officers, forcing one to fire, Capt. Pat Maney said.

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