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Seattle Police Release Information On Shooting

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File photo of police tape at a crime scene.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

File photo of police tape at a crime scene. (Credit: Thinkstock)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police released information Thursday on the fatal shooting Tuesday evening of a 21-year-old man by officers responding to a report of the man holding a knife to his father’s throat.

Police said dispatchers received two calls from brothers of Jack Keewatinawin about what one called a hostage situation at their north Seattle home.

The father moved to safety but as officers were trying to arrest Keewatinawin he threatened them with an 18-inch long piece of metal rebar. Three officers fired, killing him.

Police found the knife at the scene.

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