Knife-wielding burglary suspect shot, killed after charging Westminster police officers

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by officers during a home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, the Westminster Police Department said.

Officers responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 3300 block of 97th Avenue just after 1 p.m.

A homeowner told dispatchers he was locked in his bedroom while a man armed with a knife was in his apartment.

When officers arrived, they found the door had been forced open. When they opened the door, the armed man charged at them, police said.

Two officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead. Police said officers were injured.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School was placed on precautionary lockout but it has since been lifted.

The name and age of the suspect were not released. The homeowner was not harmed, police said.

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