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Metro Police Kill Man They Say Lunged At Them From Closet

Las Vegas Metro police officers this morning shot and killed a man who jumped from a closet and lunged at them with a sharp object, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

Officers went to the 6900 block of Berkshire Place about 9 a.m. after a resident called to report a broken window, identifying a neighbor as the possible culprit, Metro Capt. Matt McCarthy said. 

Two officers went to the neighbor’s home and were allowed inside. When they opened a closet door, a man jumped out and lunged at them, he said. Both officers opened fire, McCarthy said.

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The man was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.