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Man with samurai sword shot, killed by police in Phoenix

The incident occurred near 39th Avenue and Cactus Road on Saturday evening.

PHOENIX — Officers shot and killed a man armed with a samurai sword on Saturday evening, the Phoenix Police Department said.

The incident occurred at 39th Avenue and Cactus Road in north Phoenix. Police say that 40-year-old Aaron Baughman was using the sword to hit a fence at the Cactus Park police station.

Officers asked Baughman to stop hitting the fence but police say he declined. The man then allegedly ran toward officers. That is when officers shot the man.

He was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Phoenix police say the man's father showed up at the scene after the shooting and was arrested for not complying with police orders to stay away.

No officers were injured. No other suspects are outstanding at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 12News for further updates.

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