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Officer Involved Shooting at Evansville Airport

Vanderburgh County – Saturday morning, November 18, at approximately 12:22 a.m., Evansville Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana State Police responded to the Evansville Regional Airport reference to a male allegedly threatening airport personnel with a knife. When officers arrived, they encountered the male inside the lobby area of the airport, and he was in possession of a knife. Officers negotiated with the male for approximately 15 minutes before the male aggressively moved toward the officers with the knife still in his hand. Officers from the Evansville Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and one Indiana State Trooper discharged their firearm. Officers immediately summoned for an ambulance and started life-saving measures on the male before he was transported to an Evansville Hospital. The suspect’s name, condition, and pending charges will be released later. No officers were injured during this incident.

Media Note: A press conference will likely be held on Monday, November 20, to discuss further details. Additional information concerning the press conference will be issued by the Evansville Police Department.

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