Man armed with knife shot, killed by police at Seattle Waterfront

One man was shot and killed by police after officers responded to a person in crisis at the Seattle Waterfront late Tuesday night. Police said the man was armed with a knife when he approached officers. 

It's the second fatal Seattle Police shooting in the past week. 

Seattle Police on Wednesday released body camera footage from officers at the scene, showing the moments leading up to the shooting.

According to SPD, the incident happened on Alaskan Way at about 9:30 p.m.

A spokesperson for SPD said a man was reportedly in crisis and holding a kitchen knife after cutting himself. 

When officers arrived, the man took off down Alaskan Way. Officers tried to approach the man and use a less-lethal tool, but were unsuccessful. 

The man moved toward officers, and shortly after officers fired and shot the man. He died at the scene. 

SPD said involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave per department protocol. SPD released officer body camera footage Wednesday from the night of the shooting.

The Office of Police Accountability, the Office of Inspector General and Seattle Police Force Investigation Team are investigating.