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TBI: Pigeon Forge officer fatally shoots man who wielded knife

Associated Press • Apr 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — A Pigeon Forge Police Department officer fatally shot a man who was armed with a knife and grabbed another person as officers attempted to serve a warrant, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation press release. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 42-year-old Samuel Charles Talbott produced the knife and grabbed someone inside the Pigeon Forge apartment where Pigeon Forge police officers had gone to find him Monday. The release said Talbott refused to comply when repeatedly told to drop the weapon and the situation escalated.

The TBI said one officer fired at least one shot, killing Talbott. The officer was not identified.

The TBI said no one else was injured.

The investigation is continuing.

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