Police fatally shot a hatchet-wielding man outside Home Depot in Anchorage on Tuesday night.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police fatally shot a hatchet-wielding man outside Home Depot in Anchorage on Tuesday night.
Anchorage police said in a statement that officers responded to a robbery in progress where the suspect assaulted an employee while armed with several hatchets and axes.
Police confronted the man behind the store. The officers fired after the suspect began throwing some of the weapons at them while advancing upon them. No officers were injured.
The suspect, who has yet to be identified, was transported to the hospital where he later died. At least one more weapon was recovered from his body.
The names of the officers involved will be released after a mandatory administrative leave.
Authorities are investigating.