Police: Officers shot man with knife at mental health clinic

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    Baltimore police say officers have shot a man at a mental health clinic after he charged them with a knife.

    City police spokesman T.J. Smith told reporters that the 27-year-old man is in critical condition at a local hospital.

    Smith said the incident occurred about 1:25 p.m. Thursday on the fifth floor of a building on a university medical center campus. Smith said the man acted erratically and threw chairs in a waiting room, prompting a call to police.

    Smith said officers asked the man "multiple times" to drop the knife before he charged them with the blade and a chair. He was shot in the upper body and leg.

    Smith said the officers wore body cameras and used a Taser. The races of those involved have not been released.

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