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Man fatally shot by police in Tooele County after allegedly charging at officers with a knife

Posted at 9:47 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 00:43:53-04

TOOELE, Utah — An adult male was fatally shot by police in Tooele County after charging at officers with a knife Wednesday evening, according to police.

The incident began just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday when Grantsville officers identified a suspect in an active Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) case.

Officers attempted to pull the man over but a pursuit ensued.

Once the man's vehicle stopped, the suspect "charged the officers with a knife," according to a press release by the Grantsville Police Department.

An officer fired a weapon, hitting the suspect.

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First responders began giving medical attention to the man but he sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The Tooele County Attorney’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

The incident happened near 1830 State route 112. The road is temporarily closed around the scene as an investigation begins.

When the road will open back up was not made immediately available.

Watch FOX 13 and follow for updates on this developing situation.