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Danbury PD, State Police investigating officer-involved shooting

DANBURY -- Danbury police said they, along with Connecticut State Police, are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Authorities say a Connecticut police officer shot and injured a man who refused orders to drop two large knives he was holding.

Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour says several officers responded to a report of an assault taking place inside a behavioral health treatment facility at about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

According to police, the shooting happened in the area of Old Ridgebury Road and Reserve Road.

Officers encountered the suspect, described only as a white male in his 30s, about two hours later with a knife in each hand.

He was shot after refusing to drop them. He was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital. He was conscious and speaking at the time. Ridenhour did not know his condition.

Mayor of Danbury Mark Boughton tweeted that the officer was okay.

No officers were hurt, but the officer who fired was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. His name wasn't released.

Prosecutors and Danbury police say they are currently investigating, and state police will be assisting in a follow-up investigation.

This is a developing story.

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