Police shoot and kill man in Venlo

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In the Venlo district Blerick police shot a 22-year-old Polish man who threatened them with a knife.The man died shortly afterwards from his injuries, reported police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM).

Around half past five the police responded to a report of a man threatening people with a knife on the Nieuwborgstraat. When the officers arrived, the man also threatened them with the knife, after which he was shot.

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The man was taken to a hospital, seriously injured where he succumbed to his wounds soon after arrival.

The prosecution did not want to elaborate on the matter any further than that it's under investigation.