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Deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding man in Polk County

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 10:48:42-05

DAVENPORT, Fla. — Sheriff's officials say deputies fatally shot a man who lunged at them after barricading himself inside a home.

Polk County Sheriff's deputies went to the home to investigate a report of a woman's adult son trying to smother her Sunday afternoon.

She was able to get away and call for help.

The report says the son barricaded himself in a bedroom and lunged at deputies when they entered a bathroom. He stabbed one in the head.

He continued fighting and they shot him. The wounded deputy is expected to make a full recovery.