HOUSTON (AP) — A man was shot dead Saturday after Houston police said he stabbed and wounded two officers.
Officers had been called at 8:41 a.m. to a home in southwestern Houston where the man’s relatives had reported he had a mental health crisis, Houston police chief Troy Finner said at a news conference.
Police tried to de-escalate the situation, but the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the two officers, Finner said.
One of the officers shot and killed the man.
One officer was stabbed in the jaw and neck, while the other was wounded in the chin, Finner said.
“They’ll both be fine,” he said. “When I spoke to them, both of our officers were concerned about the suspect’s and the suspect’s family. I ask…that we pray for the families.”
The officers will be placed on administrative leave while police and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office investigate the shooting.
The name of the killed man was not immediately released by authorities.
Finner said the man had a history of mental illness and that police had previously been called to the home several times.