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updated: 4/25/2013 7:48 AM

Milwaukee officer fatally shoots armed man

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Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Police say a Milwaukee officer has shot and killed a man armed with a knife.

Police say they were called to a residence on the city's northwest side about 8 p.m. Wednesday where a man was threatening suicide. Officers say they ordered the 45-year-old man to drop the knife, but he refused.

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A 29-year-old officer with three years on the force shot and killed the man. The officer has been assigned to desk duty.

Police say officers were not injured.

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