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Orlando police officer shoots man at Greyhound bus station

Shooting happened in 500 block of North John Young Parkway

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orlando police officer shot a man Thursday at a Greyhound bus station, officials sid.

The shooting happened in the 500 block of North John Young Parkway.

Police said no officers were injured in the incident. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK, police said.

"(There were reports that) a transient was cutting himself, hurting himself with a knife. Officers did their best to de-escalate the situation and try to get the individual to let go of his weapon,” Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said.

Rolon said the man then moved around the busy bus terminal.

"As the officers were doing their best to try to get him to drop the weapon, he did not. He started running toward the terminal,” Rolon said.

Three officers were at the scene and one of them shot the man, police said.

All three officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an agency-involved shooting.

Officers said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting.


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