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March 09, 2009
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Hatchet-wielding man shot, killed at Ark. jail

Associated Press

MENA, Ark. — Authorities in Arkansas say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who walked into a jail wielding a hatchet and knives.

Officers say 23-year-old Christopher Allen Anderson entered the Polk County jail early Monday and demanded deputies begin releasing inmates.

Authorities say officers used a Taser on Anderson twice. Police say Anderson threw a hatchet at a police officer before deputies opened fire on him.

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Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting death. The sheriff's officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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