INTERNATIONAL: Police sniper kills Washington state father holding knife to 3-year-old daughter’s throat during standoff

By New York Daily News
A man was shot and killed by a police sniper at an Olympia, Wash., home where he was holding a knife to his 3-year-old daughter's throat, authorities said. *Photo credit: New York Daily News

A man was shot and killed by a police sniper at an Olympia, Wash., home where he was holding a knife to his 3-year-old daughter’s throat, authorities said.
*Photo credit: New York Daily News

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – A police sniper killed a father holding a knife to his 3-year-old daughter’s throat inside an Olympia, Wash., home after he attacked his cousin Sunday, authorities said.

The SWAT sharpshooter gunned down the unidentified man with one shot at around 8:30 p.m. local time after watching the suspect use the little girl as a human shield, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said.

The father barricaded himself in a bedroom with the girl, authorities saw through the home’s window.

“They could see he was holding a knife against his daughter — using her as a shield,” Ziesemer told KOMO-TV. “We felt her life was in danger.”

The girl was not hurt during the ordeal.

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