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Chicago police shoot woman wielding butcher knife

Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 7:42 a.m. CST

CHICAGO — Police responding to a domestic disturbance in Chicago have shot and killed a woman who threatened officers with a butcher knife.

A statement from the Police Department's News Affairs office says the confrontation took place Thursday evening in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.

A relative of the woman had called police and told officers she was armed with a knife and possibly on drugs.

The police statement says the woman refused orders to drop the knife and approached the officers in a threatening way. Officers fired, and the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

None of the officers was injured.

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