Officials: Off-duty Texas deputy kills knife-wielding man


NEEDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say an off-duty Houston-area deputy shot and killed a knife-wielding man during a private event at a fraternal lodge.

In a statement, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was working security when the incident happened Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Needville, about 38 miles southeast of Houston.

The deputy, said to be a veteran sergeant with the sheriff’s office, encountered a 24-year-old knife-wielding man involved in a disturbance with others attending the event.

According to the statement, the deputy shot the man when he wouldn’t drop the knife and continued his assaults.

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