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New York AG investigating death of woman shot by police in Syracuse

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New York AG investigating death of woman shot by police in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office says it is investigating the death of a woman shot by police in Syracuse as she charged at officers with a knife.

The AG's office says Syracuse Police Department officers responded to reports of a woman brandishing a knife at a city residence early Wednesday morning. After they began talking to her, she allegedly set a fire and charged at officers with a knife.

At least one department member shot her. The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. at a local hospital.

The investigation is being handled by the AG’s Office of Special Investigation, which probes deaths of people potentially caused by police.

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