A 33-year-old man attempting to commit suicide was fatally shot by Redwood City police at a home in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue about 8:50 a.m. Monday, police said.
The incident occurred after police responded to a call about an attempted suicide in progress. A woman called 911 frantically requesting help and reporting that her husband was trying to cut his throat and wrists, police said.
Multiple officers armed with less-lethal weapons responded to 450 Lincoln Ave. They encountered a female in the front yard covered in blood. She directed officers to the back yard. Officers heading in that direction encountered the 33-year-old man, identified as Palo Alto teacher Kyle Hart, in the side yard armed with a butcher knife, police said.
The two initial arriving officers, both trained in Crisis Intervention Techniques, attempted to get Hart to drop the knife, but he refused and began running at the officers, police said.
One officer tried to use a TASER on him, but it wasn’t successful, police said.
“The other officer on scene, a 20 year veteran, was left with no choice but to utilize a firearm to stop the male from advancing,” police said.
Per protocol during officer-involved shootings, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an investigation. Anyone with information on this incident are asked to call (650)363 4636.