Police shoot, kill man near Martins Ferry

Police have shot and killed a man near Martins Ferry.

Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas said Wednesday night that his office responded to a residence on Washington Boulevard where a man allegedly was chasing his family with a knife. After trying to resolve the incident without using deadly force, at least one of the officers shot and killed the man inside the home.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, officers from Martins Ferry and Bridgeport responded to the scene. It was not immediately clear if only one officer fired his weapon or for which department the officer might work.

More details will be available in the Thursday editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.