A suicidal man who urged a Seattle cop to kill him as he approached with a large knife was fatally shot as he ignored commands to stop, harrowing video shows.
A Port of Seattle cop alerted the Seattle Police Department late Tuesday that a “suicidal subject” had a knife to his neck near the city’s waterfront, according to audio of the police call released Wednesday.
The armed man then cut himself while walking along Alaskan Way and Seneca Street, the cop told dispatchers.
When officers arrived shortly after, bodycam footage then shows Seattle PD cops encountering the man as he wielded a knife while walking past Pier 56.
“There he is, there he is, stop,” one officer says. “Hold on, watch out – he’s got a knife.”
The officer then jumps out of his police cruiser and orders the man to stop walking and put down the weapon, but he ignores the commands – and tells the cop to