Maryland police fatally shoot man who stabbed 5 people

Posted at 8:20 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 20:20:43-04

Maryland police shot and killed a man who stabbed five people Saturday, authorities said.

Police announced the suspect in the stabbing of five people was killed by an officer.

Reports came in around 1:45 p.m. ET of a man threatening people and demanding money at a liquor store at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Cockeysville, near Towson, Baltimore County police spokesperson Jen Peach said during a press conference.

The man stabbed four people in the liquor store, then fled and stabbed another person in front of a restaurant, Peach said. All five victims had non-life threatening injuries, Peach said.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate WJZ-TV that liquor store employees asked the man to leave the store twice. The man left, changed his clothes and came back with a knife, witnesses said. Employees and customers grabbed wine bottles to defend themselves.

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Officers caught up with the suspect at an intersection before the fatal shooting. The man has not been identified, Peach said.

It’s unknown how many officers shot the man or how many rounds were fired, Peach said. Authorities have not said whether the suspect was threatening officers.