A 48-year-old man injured in an officer-involved shooting late Sunday night in Everett, Massachusetts, had threatened to kill police, according to investigators.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said an Everett police officer was sitting in his cruiser just before midnight in the area of Broadway and Second Street when he was approached by some people who said there was a man walking up the street stating that he wanted to kill a police officer.
The officer stepped out of his cruiser and was approached by the man, and investigators said there was an encounter between the two.
The man, whose name has not been released, was shot by the officer as a result. He was transported to a Boston area hospital, but officials said his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The district attorney said two knives were recovered at the scene.
The police officer was not injured but was transported to an area hospital as a precaution.
So far, no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police and Everett police are investigating.