Traffic officer kills man who tried to slash him

A traffic policeman killed a man Saturday night in a confrontation in San Marcos de Tarrazú.

The Judicial police said that the man who was shot had been going through the center of town threatening people with a knife.

When a police patrol car arrived, agents said that the man with the knife pulled open the passenger door of the patrol car and attempted to stab the officer inside. The traffic officer, identified by the last name of Arias, was riding with a Fuerza Pública officer.

Dead was a man with the last name of Hernández, He was shot multiple times in the chest, agents said. He was a resident of the area, and there does not seem to be an early explanation as to why he was acting in a threatening way.

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