Pierce Co. deputies shoot knife-wielding man

TACOMA — A Pierce County Sheriff’s office spokesman says two deputies shot and wounded a knife-wielding man late Friday night.

Spokesman Jerry Bates says four deputies were responding to reports of a suicidal man at an apartment complex. They found the 32-year-old man with a knife and a screw driver in his hands.

Bates told The Tacoma News Tribune that the two of the deputies opened fired and wounded the man. Bates describes the wounds as not life-threatening. The man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center.

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