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Cairo police run over and kill man with knife

Cairo Police and investigators on the scene Cairo Police and investigators on the scene
CAIRO, GA (WALB) -

Cairo Police say that a man who was threatening people with a knife was killed Monday morning. He was identified as 24-year-old Izaiah Goar of 480 11th Ave.

The police chief said that a Cairo officer tried to shield others from the man's attack by using his squad car, but struck and killed the man.

The GBI is investigating the incident-

Here is a news release provided by Cairo Police Keith Sandefur-

On May 13, 2013, at approximately 10:20 a.m., Officers with the Cairo Police Dept were dispatched to the 400 block of 11th Ave NE in reference to a male with a knife chasing people through a parking lot attempting to stab them.

When officers arrived they encountered a male subject with a knife. Officers attempted to persuade the subject to put the knife down.

The individual would not relinquish the weapon and charged an officer with the Cairo Police Dept.

Another Officer employed by the Cairo Police Dept attempted to pull his city vehicle between the officer and the individual with the knife as a barrier to protect the officer and in the process the individual was struck and did not survive.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation.

 

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