Spokane Police shoot, kill man accused of holding toddler at knife-point

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police shot and killed a man they say held a child at knifepoint. The child was not injured.

Chief Craig Meidl said police first responded to the area of E Desmet and N Stone at 12:45 p.m Monday when they received a call saying there was a woman outside saying her child was dead and there were people screaming. More 911 calls came in and indicated there was a domestic violence situation happening.

Meidl said they found the suspect holding a knife to the toddler. Two officers then fired their weapons and the suspect. He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.

Meidl did not say what the relationship was between the suspect and the child.

This is a developing story.