Man shot, killed by police at Federal Way transit center

Federal Way Police say officers shot and killed a man who charged at them with a knife late Sunday.

Investigators say officers were called when a man refused to get off of a Pierce Transit bus around 9:00 p.m.

Police found a 54-year-old man armed with a knife. They said the suspect tried to start the bus but was unable to. 

It took two hours and a negotiator to get the man off the bus. When he got off the bus, police said he charged at officers with a knife, and they shot him, according to police. He died at the scene.

Nine Federal Way officers were involved in the incident and have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. No officers were hurt. 

The Valley Independent Investigation Team is taking over the investigation. The organization is made up of seven south King County law enforcement departments. Federal Way PD officers on VITT will be excluded from the organization's investigation.