TOPEKA (KSNT) – One person is dead after a police shooting Friday morning in Topeka.
According to the Topeka Police Department, around 10 a.m. Friday morning, three Topeka officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting near the Amtrak Station downtown, near Sixth and Adams, with a person who had a knife.
“TPD was on scene due to multiple citizen calls of a subject armed with a knife chasing and threatening people,” said Gretchen Spiker, director of communications with the City of Topeka.
No officers were injured, however, the individual with a knife was later pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Spiker.
The Topeka Police Department said the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been notified and will investigate this incident.
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Four TPD officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.
Spiker said a news conference is being planned for Friday afternoon.
Note: The original story said three officers had been put on administrative leave. Later the Topeka Police Department clarified it was four officers.