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WATCH: Body cam shows knife-wielding Boise man lunge at officers before deadly shooting in Arizona

The 47-year-old was fatally shot by one of the officers.
Credit: Flagstaff Police

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flagstaff police have identified a man shot and killed by officers after they say he charged at one while wielding knives.

Authorities say 47-year-old Henry Harold Russell, of Boise, Idaho, approached the two officers Sunday just before 9:30 a.m. while brandishing two knives.

The officers were leaving a community mental health center on an unrelated call.

Police say Officer Tyler Romney then ordered Harold to drop the knives.

They say Harold then charged at the officer while holding one knife in each hand.

Romney fired his weapon, hitting Harold.

He was transported to a hospital but later pronounced dead.

The shooting was captured on the officers' body cameras. The Flagstaff Police Department released a portion of the video, redacting the moment Harold was shot.  

"The incident escalated quickly, and the officers activated their Axon Body Cameras after the incident occured," the department wrote. "The body camera captured the 30 seconds prior to the activation of the camera which depicts video only and does not contain audio." 

Police say Romney has been with the department for more than three years.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is leading an investigation into the shooting.

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