Man killed after allegedly attacking police

Indiana state police are investigating after officers shot and killed a man in a home in Western Putnam County. It happened in Reelsville around 7:30 Sunday night. (FOX59, WXIN-TV / January 15, 2012)

Indiana State Police are investigating after officers shot and killed a man in a home in Western Putnam County. It happened in Reelsville around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said several officers were called to a home for a domestic situation. They found 38-year-old William Williams locked inside the master bathroom.

“The male suspect was having some problems and became worrisome to family members and they called law enforcement for help. And when law enforcement arrived he allegedly barricaded himself inside the master bathroom.”

Authorities believed the man was trying to hurt himself, so they unlocked the door. That's when they say Williams charged the officers.

“When the suspect chose to exit the master bathroom, he did so quickly and abruptly with two knives, one in each hand,” explained Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police. “He was immediately tased by one of the two officers on the scene. The tase did not work. He continued his attack and pinned one officer in the bedroom, nearly on the floor, at which time officers returned fire.”

The suspect was pronounced dead at the residence. One officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The names of the officers involved are not being released yet.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Cloverdale Police Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Indiana State Police all responded to that call.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.