Seattle police shoot, kill man after 911 callers report person with knives

SEATTLE -- Seattle police officers shot and killed a man who police said was carrying a knife or knives Tuesday near the waterfront in the Lower Queen Anne area.

According to Seattle police, dispatchers got multiple 9-1-1 calls from people reporting a man with knives in near Elliott Ave. W. and Harrison. Callers reported the man was threatening people and, at one point, even chased someone while armed with knives.

Police said officers, concerned for the public's safety, tried to stop the man, chased him on foot and tried to use "less lethal" force. When that failed, police said, officers fired at the man.

A Seattle Fire Department spokesperson said the man died as he was being put in an ambulance.