Hope Mills police officers shoot, kill man who was stabbing his wife

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HOPE MILLS, North Carolina — Police officers in Hope Mills have shot and killed a man they say was stabbing his wife outside a bank.

Chief Joel Acciardo says six officers responded to a call at a PNC Bank branch on Thursday morning and saw a man holding a woman by the neck, stabbing her.

Police opened fire after the man refused to stop or put the knife down.

The man was killed, and there was no immediate word on the woman's condition. Their names have not been released.

The officers have been placed on administrative duty during a State Bureau of Investigation review, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shooting.

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