Knife-wielding carjacker fatally shot by police near I-84

Authorities say a carjacker was shot and killed by police in Dutchess County after he threatened them with a knife.



The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday near Exit 11 on I-84, just east of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.



State police say that officers were chasing the man after he abandoned a vehicle he had carjacked. They say the man then hopped a divider and disappeared into the woods.



According to police, the suspect was fatally shot by police after he threatened them with a knife.



State police have not yet released the identity of the man.


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