LANESBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Berkshire County say a 46-year-old man was hospitalized after he approached a police officer with a knife and was shot in the chest.
Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless says Keith Carnute of Pittsfield was in guarded but stable condition Thursday at Berkshire Medical Center, where he underwent surgery after Wednesday's incident.
Capeless said two women walking their dogs called 911 to report they'd spotted a body in the road in a heavily wooded, remote area of Lanesborough.
Lanesborough Police Officer Timothy Sorrell and firefighters who responded found Carnute on the edge of the road. They say Carnute ignored Sorrell's commands to drop his knife, and that the officer fired when Carnute advanced toward him.
The incident remained under investigation Thursday and no charges had been filed.
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