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Police say a Sioux Falls officer has shot and killed an armed man who stabbed three people

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Jon Platek
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Downtown Sioux Falls

Police say a Sioux Falls officer has shot and killed a man who they say stabbed three people. At 7:30 Thursday morning, two adults and a juvenile arrived at a hospital with stab wounds. Police say the victims were known to the suspect.

Police then quickly responded to a residence where the alleged stabber was located.

Sam Clemens is the spokesperson for the Sioux Falls Police Department.

“They negotiated for quite a while was probably just over an hour and at that point in time the suspect that was still armed charged or confronted the officers there was a shot that was fired and the suspect ended up dying on scene,” he said.

The state Department of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate.