“Irving Police Fatally Shoot Man Allegedly Breaching Traffic Barricade, Armed with Knife Resembling Box Cutter”

Irving police officers fatally shot a man they claim was armed with a knife after he allegedly crashed through a traffic barricade and led officers on a chase. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. near President George Bush Turnpike and Las Colinas Boulevard.

Earlier that morning, Highway Patrol was managing a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler, prompting Irving police to assist with traffic control by setting up barricades for safety.

According to NBCDFW Irving Police Chief Derick Miller alleged, “A vehicle came through the barricade where two officers were stationed. Police followed the vehicle,” he said. “The occupant of that vehicle exited his vehicle and began moving down the grass shoulder on foot. Upon doing so, he was holding a knife.”

According to investigators, officers then pursued the man on foot and claimed to have attempted to de-escalate the situation by repeatedly urging him to drop the knife. A knife, resembling a box-cutter, was later found next to an evidence marker at the scene.

“The suspect turned around and advanced toward the officers. Despite continuous attempts to de-escalate the situation, the officer was forced back into a vehicle,” Miller explained. “Despite all efforts at de-escalation, the person persisted in approaching the officer. The officer discharged his service weapon, striking the subject several times.”

The identity of the man has not been released. An ongoing criminal investigation and internal affairs review have been initiated to investigate the incident further.

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