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Knife-wielding man killed by police

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Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says a man was shot to death in a confrontation with police this afternoon at 1810 Church St.

Police were on the scene into the evening following the incident which happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Early this evening Police Commander Tom Guenther said three police officers responded to the call of a man wielding a knife in a dispute with his landlord.

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Police Chief Richard Eddington, left, and other officers on the scene in the 1800 block of Church Street.

Eddington confirmed that the shooting took place after the man pulled a knife on an officer.

The officer sustained a knife wound to the hand.

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Spectators gather along Church Street.

Neighbors said they heard at least five shots fired.

Church Street was still blocked to traffic between Darrow and Dodge Avenues at mid-evening.

State police investigators have been called in to conduct the investigation, as they are with any police-involved shooting incident.

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