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San Francisco Police Fatally Shoot Man Reportedly Armed With Knife

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San Francisco police on Friday fatally shot a man who was reportedly armed with a knife inside a residential building in the city's South of Market neighborhood.

Officers responded around 8:05 a.m. to the 900 block of Folsom Street to investigate a report of a person with a knife, Officer Robert Rueca said.

Arriving officers found a man inside a residential building and a police shooting followed, according to Rueca. The man was later identified by the San Francisco Medial Examiner as 41-year-old Ajmal Amani of San Francisco.

"During this encounter, officers had felt the need of discharging their weapons," Rueca said. "Every detail regarding this incident is being investigated."

The officers rendered first aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the man to a hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, according to police.

Rueca said the man was known to police, but he didn't immediately release any background information. It's unclear if the man was threatening anyone before the shooting occurred.

Rueca didn't disclose how many officers opened fire or how many shots were fired, citing the ongoing investigation.

He said there will be a community forum to discuss the shooting in 10 days.

"We're not able to get into the reasons, the exact reasons, for why the officers did what they did in this incident," he said. "We will provide as much information as we can within the 10 days or by the time we hold our town hall meeting."

The San Franciso District Attorney's Office is also investigating the police shooting.

The area of Fifth and Folsom streets was closed while police investigated.

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