An unidentified man wielding a knife at a Panora residence has been shot and killed by a Panora Police Officer. The Iowa Department of Public Safety reports that at approximately 7:19 p.m. Sunday, a 911 call came in to the Guthrie County Dispatch Center about a male subject threatening people in an apartment complex with a knife. Upon arrival, officers found the male subject in the hallway, and he confronted authorities with the knife. He was ordered to drop the weapon several times, but refused to comply. An officer with the Panora Police Department engaged the subject and fired his weapon. The man was hit and was provided with medical attention, but later died from his injuries. The body has been transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. The officer has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and their crime scene team from the Criminalistics Laboratory, the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol are assisting in the investigation.
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