Troopers kill man threatening child with box cutter in Whitley Co.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WDKY) - Kentucky State Police confirm one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Whitley County.

Police confirm the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Monday on Highway 1804 in the Saxton community.

Kentucky State Police say they were called to the scene of a possible domestic situation. State Police say a man was holding his one-year-old child hostage, with a box cutter.

Troopers say when they arrived on scene, the man was inside with the child. A trooper entered the man's home and says the man grabbed a weapon. That's when the trooper shot and killed the suspect.

Officers say no one else was hurt in the shooting. The child was also unharmed.

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