JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- A man from Columbia has died after threatening Jefferson City Police with a knife.
According to a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened Sunday morning when police responded to a disturbance involving a man with a large knife at a shopping center.
The release states when officers contacted the suspect, 59-year-old James Reising, he presented a knife in a threatening manner.
“The suspect ignored verbal commands to drop the knife. The officers, fearing for their safety, fired their weapons striking the suspect,” the release says.
Reising was taken to a hospital in Jefferson City, where he later died.
No officers were injured, and the investigation is ongoing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.