DANVERS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A man who was fatally shot by police at a Danvers apartment complex Thursday attempted to stab officers, officials say.
The Essex County District Attorney's Office said police were called to an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Kirkbride Drive at about 10 p.m. for a reported assault.
The DA's office said that when officers arrived they were confronted by 37-year-old Scott Kehoe, who tried repeatedly to stab the officers. According to the DA, officers shot Kehoe. He was taken to Beverly Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled.
No officers were hurt.
The Essex County District Attorney's Office and Mass. State Police were investigating. Police said the initial assault was not random and that there is no risk to public safety.
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