PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Police say a Florida officer shot and seriously wounded a 25-year-old man threatening officers with a machete.
Port St. Lucie police Sgt. Frank Sabol says officers had gone to a home Friday afternoon after getting a call about a disturbance and found the man inside, armed with a machete.
Sabol says in a press release that one officer shocked the man with an electric stun gun, but he continued to advance with the machete. He says another officer then shot the man.
The suspect's name has not been released. Fire officials say he is in extremely critical condition.
Port St. Lucie is on the Atlantic coast, about 50 miles north of Palm Beach.