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Hammond Police shoot knife-wielding man

Hammond Police fatally shot a man who police say confronted them while holding two knives Sunday night, and Indiana State Police are investigating.

According to the state police, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Hammond Police and EMS responded to domestic violence call at a home in the 6600 block of Ohio.

Officers say John Brown II, 44, had allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times with a knife before she was able to get away and go to a neighbor to call for assistance, according to state police.

Police said Brown then confronted Hammond police with two large knives, and a Hammond officer shot him.

Brown was taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago where he was later pronounced dead. The woman was taken to Munster Community Hospital in Munster with non-life threatening injuries.

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