What did this man think would happen when he is facing four police officers with guns pointed at him, and he refuses to put down an open straight razor? Police had no choice when he turned toward them.
A police officer shot and killed an alleged bank robber on a Miami Beach street on Saturday after feeling threatened with a razor, officials said, in an incident some bystanders caught on video and that was posted on Instagram. (WRITER’S NOTE: Instagram link throws to a video containing graphic content)
In attempting to rob a Bank of America at about 10:30 a.m., the man presented a note saying he had a bomb, but he left without any money and went to a barbershop a block away, Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters.
Police waited outside the shop for the man, who came out shirtless and armed with a straight-edged razor, Oates said.
“He was challenged by the officers in the street,” Oates said, “At some point during that confrontation he did raise his hand with a straight edge razor in it. He was shot. One officer fired, we believe two shots.”
Watch the incident as it happened:
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h/t – CNN