Columbia man shot after threatening Jefferson City Police with a knife

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February 07 2021 05:30 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- A man from Columbia has died after threatening Jefferson City Police with a knife.

According to a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened Sunday morning when police responded to a disturbance involving a man with a large knife at a shopping center.

The release states when officers contacted the suspect, 59-year-old James Reising, he presented a knife in a threatening manner.

“The suspect ignored verbal commands to drop the knife. The officers, fearing for their safety, fired their weapons striking the suspect,” the release says.

Reising was taken to a hospital in Jefferson City, where he later died.

No officers were injured, and the investigation is ongoing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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