Police Shoot Woman Inside Hyattsville Home

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    Police say a Maryland woman was armed with a knife when officers shot her inside her home Tuesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013)

    Police say a Maryland woman was armed with a knife when officers shot her inside her home Wednesday morning.

    According to police, officers were responding to her home for a mental health welfare check. 

    When officers repeatedly asked her to take her hands out of her pockets, the woman refused and threatened them with a knife. 

    Officers then deployed a stun gun, which failed because the woman was wearing several layers of clothing.

    An officer then opened fire, striking the woman in the chest.