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BART officials are holding a news conference Thursday afternoon to release video of the fatal officer-involved shooting at the Civic Center station in San Francisco on July 3.

The shooting, which occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on the station platform, killed 45-year-old Charles Hill, who police said was armed with knives and a broken bottle he was wielding as a weapon.

The shooting sparked protests on July 11 that shut down several BART stations in San Francisco during the evening commute.

BART had been criticized for not releasing the video earlier, but police said it would have compromised the investigation. It is being released now because San Francisco police have finished interviewing witnesses, BART officials said.
      
The news conference was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at BART headquarters in Oakland.

The video will be made available to the public sometime Thursday on its BART TV website.

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