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Papania: Officer shot knife wielding man multiple times

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

We are learning more details about an officer involved shooting that happened near the intersection of Government Street and Lyndell Street in Gulfport.
Police Chief Leonard Papania said officers responded to a call about a suspicious man holding a kitchen knife around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Papania said the responding officer repeatedly asked the man to put the knife down, but he refused. The officer shot the man multiple times after he started approaching him with the knife still in hand, according to Papania.
The man was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. It is unclear at this time if he will be charged with a crime.
We will update this story as more information becomes available on WLOX News and WLOX.com. 
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