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OSBI: Poteau police officer shoots, kills woman with knife


POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A police officer in southeast Oklahoma shot and killed a knife-wielding woman in her home early Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.

Officers from Poteau, Oklahoma, and LeFlore County responded at about 4:14 a.m. to a domestic disturbance call, entered a home and ordered 39-year-old Mary Lawrence to show her hands, according to a preliminary investigation by the OSBI.

When the woman showed her hands, an officer noticed she was holding a knife. When the officer ordered Lawrence to drop the knife, she rushed at the officer, who shot and killed her...

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