Authorities: Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man after he refused to drop the blade inside a Columbus house.

Police say the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when they responded to a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife. The officers ordered 40-year-old Randal Paden to drop the knife but police say he didn’t comply and advanced toward them.

Investigators say police tried to use a stun gun to subdue the man, but when it didn’t stop Paden, one officer shot him multiple times. Paden is listed in stable condition.

Paden is charged with domestic violence and assault and additional charges are pending further investigation.

Court records didn’t list attorney information for Paden.

The officer who shot the suspect wasn’t immediately identified.

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