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Knife-wielding man fatally shot by Elmore County deputies

Elmore County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Friday morning after the man allegedly threatened the deputies with a large knife.

The incident is the seventh fatal shooting involving law enforcement this year in Idaho, according to statistics compiled by the Idaho Statesman, tying the number for the most in a year since 2000.

The adult male, who has not been identified by authorities, was driving recklessly through private property, which necessitated the initial report, the Sheriff's Office said. When deputies arrived, the man drove faster in an attempt to elude them. Deputies eventually disabled the man's vehicle, at which point an on-foot pursuit began.

The man then took out a large military-style knife and threatened the deputies, the Sheriff's Office said. A deputy fired shots at the man and killed him.

Neither of the deputies was injured in the incident.

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