University of Colorado at Boulder

Police kill man armed with machete at University of Colorado

Police kill man armed with machete at University of Colorado

Police shot and killed a machete-wielding man Wednesday who refused to drop the weapon after threatening someone at the University of Colorado in Boulder, authorities said.

The unidentified man brandished the machete during an altercation in the parking lot of a sports complex and then went inside a building, campus police spokesman Scott Pribble said.

Two officers, one from the university and one from the city, fired shots after confronting the man in a stairwell and ordering him to drop the weapon.

"He refused and it was at that time for public safety that shots were fired," Pribble said.

An investigation was underway to determine more...

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