Updated at 10 a.m., April 30, 2015

San Diego Police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man early Thursday in the Midway District.

An employee of the Highlight Book Store called for help after the armed man threatened people in the 3200 block of Hancock Street near West Camino del Rio around 12:05 a.m., San Diego Police Lt. Mike Hastings said. The gunman then entered the business and threatened the worker before heading back outside.

An arriving officer spotted the suspect behind the building. The knife- wielding man charged at the officer prompting him to open fire, according to Hastings.

The suspect was taken to a hospital but later died, Hastings said. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Hastings said the officer who shot the suspect had been with the San Diego Police Department for 27 years.

— City News Service

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