SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A knife-wielding man who was shot by a police officer Friday afternoon in San Jose suffered serious injuries and is being treated at a hospital, police said.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody and then transported to the hospital, according to police.

The incident began when an officer was dispatched to Lewis and Senter roads around 12:35 p.m. after receiving a report of a man armed with a knife.

Callers said the man was threatening others with the knife. Callers also said he was stabbing himself, police said.

When an officer arrived, the officer began to give the man commands to drop knife.

The man, however, ignored the commands and then charged at the officer with the knife still in his hand in a threatening manner, according to police.

Fearing for his safety and the safety of others, the officer fired his firearm, striking the suspect at least once.

The officer, who has not been named, has been placed on paid leave, police said.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the police department are investigating the shooting. The police Internal Affairs Unit, the City Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor are monitoring the case.

Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call San Jose police Detective Sgt. Michael Montonye or Detective Jason Tanner at (408) 277-5283.

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