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Rapids officer shoots man after knife attack

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) -- The Wood County Sheriff's Department investigates an officer-involved shooting in Wisconsin Rapids. 

It happened shortly before 3:00 AM, Sunday on Gayner Avenue.

Investigators say a man pulled a knife and threatened another person with it. When police arrived, they repeatedly asked the man to drop his weapon. He refused and then lunged towards the officers.

That's when he was shot.

The man was air-lifted to Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. His condition is not known at this time.

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