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Officer-involved shooting this morning in Escambia Co.


Escambia County deputies were busy overnight -- on the scene of an officer involved shooting. It happened on Bent Oak Road in Escambia County.

This incident started around 10 o'clock Thursday night. Family members who live in this house with 54-year-old man called 911 after the man began threatening himself and other family members. Escambia County deputies arrived at the home and calmed everyone down.

But around 3 a.m. deputies were called back to the house. The family told deputies the 54-year-old man had cut his own throat. When deputies tried to help the man, he charged at the  deputies with a knife. That's when a deputy fired his gun.

The 54-year-old was hit in the stomach.  He was taken to Baptist Hospital.