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Honolulu police shoot, wound, 17-year-old in school confrontation

HONOLULU, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Honolulu police said an officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy who "brandished a knife and began slashing at officers" Tuesday at Roosevelt High School.

Police Maj. Richard Robinson said the boy was hospitalized for treatment of a gunshot wound to the wrist, sustained in a confrontation with three officers who responded to call from school officials about a runaway teen on campus, KHON-TV, Honolulu, reported.

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"Upon their arrival there, when they entered the office that the suspect was in, he became combative, struck two of the officers. During that time, there were two civilians in the office, who both fled out of the office," Robinson said. "He then brandished a knife and began slashing at officers. One officer drew his weapon, fired two shots, striking the suspect. After continued struggle, the suspect was taken into custody and walked out of school."

Police said the boy was charge with three counts of attempted first-degree murder. The three police officers sustained minor injuries, KHON reported.

An Emergency Medical Services spokesman said the boy was hospitalized in serious condition.

The school -- which was initially placed on lockdown following the shooting just after 8:30 a.m., local time -- was subsequently closed for the day.

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