BALTIMORE — Baltimore's acting police chief says officers involved in last week's shooting of a knife-wielding man at a mental health clinic showed significant restraint.
Body-camera video shown to reporters shows a highly-agitated man holding a blade in a waiting room on the city campus of the University of Maryland. During a 10-minute encounter, the man threw chairs and repeatedly told officers to shoot him. Officers told him numerous times to drop the knife.
He was shot in the upper body and leg after he charged officers holding a chair and the knife. A third officer used a stun gun.
In interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle's view, the officers "used an incredible amount of restraint" and tried to de-escalate the situation.
The man is in stable condition. He won't be criminally charged.