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Officer Shoots, Injures Man Wielding Knife at Chicopee Home

Dauda Handan, 55, is facing assault and battery charges

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    Officer Shoots, Injures Man Wielding Knife at Chicopee Home
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    A Massachusetts police officer has shot and injured a possibly suicidal man who refused to drop a knife he was holding.

    A spokesman for the Hampden district attorney says Chicopee police responded to an apartment at about 1 a.m. Wednesday for a well-being check after a caller said he was receiving disturbing messages from a co-worker he believed to be suicidal.

    Officers found Dauda Handan, 55, holding a large kitchen knife in a threatening manner.

    Authorities say he refused to drop it, so police used a stun gun, which failed to subdue him. The second officer fired twice, striking Handan in the abdomen and arm. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

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    Handan faces assault and battery charges. The officer has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

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