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Police: Oklahoma officer shot man who approached with weapon


January 1, 2021

MCaLESTER, Oklahoma (AP) — A 40-year-old Oklahoma man was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after police shot him when he moved toward officers with a weapon, state investigators said.

Police in McAlester, a city 130 miles (209 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City, received a call Thursday about Nicholas Halkias trying to hurt himself, according to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Officers found Halkias at an intersection near a railroad crossing in the city of about 18,00 people. He was armed with a weapon and refused the officers' orders to drop...

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