Philadelphia police say they've fatally shot a man who stabbed two boys and attacked three other people.

WPVI-TV (http://bit.ly/2dqrcnO) reports the attacks began shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday when the man grabbed his teenage daughter by the throat. Police say he slashed his 8-year-old son's throat and stabbed him and then stabbed his son's 13-year-old friend.

Authorities say the man walked to a friend's home and once inside slashed one woman and punched a second.

Officers responded to reports of a man firing a weapon. The city's police commissioner says officers confronted the man as he came out of the friend's home with his hand in his pocket. Commissioner Richard Ross says officers fired when the suspect "abruptly" took his hand out.

The man later died at a hospital. The badly injured children are receiving medical treatment.

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Information from: WPVI-TV, http://www.6abc.com