PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — The knife-wielding suspect who police fatally shot Friday night in Palo Alto, called 911 earlier to report a false emergency, police said.
At 9:16 p.m., the unidentified suspect called police to say that there was a person at a home in the 600 block of Forest Avenue who wanted to harm someone, according to police.
The suspect gave the name of a person, however, when officers arrived at the location, no one by the name that the suspect gave dispatchers was present, police said.
The suspect immediately charged at the officers armed with a knife, according to police.
Police believe the suspect may have been outside the home waiting for officers to arrive.
Two officers fired their pistols, injuring the suspect. The suspect was taken to a hospital where they later died, police said.
No officers were injured during the incident, according to police.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.
Investigators with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and are conducting a parallel investigation with the Palo Alto Police Department, police said.
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