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Montgomery County Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man 'acting erratically' at Silver Spring bank

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJLA/AP) - Montgomery County police said an officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man after police were called to a bank in Silver Spring for a reported trespasser.

Scene outside a Silver Spring bank where police shot a knife-wielding man. (WJLA photo)

The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday at the Capital One branch on Arliss Street.

Police said a man 'acting erratically' displayed a knife and threatened the safety of officers.

That's when an officer shot the man, identified as 54-year-old Donovan Bayton of Silver Spring, in the torso. He later died at a local hospital.

Authorities said two officers involved in the incident were put on routine paid administrative leave while it is investigated.

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