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Police in Bladensburg kill knife-wielding woman

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Kate Jacobson

Bladensburg Police shot and killed a woman who lunged at an officer with a knife.

Police were called to the 4200 block of 53rd Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on a report of a woman brandishing a knife in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers said the woman lunged at them with the knife, and they shot her. She later died at the Prince George's Hospital Center. Her name has not been released.

The three officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, and the Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the incident.

kjacobson@washingtonexaminer.com

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