Sunnyvale Police Release New Details in Fatal Standoff

Sunnyvale police discuss why they had to shoot and kill a man during a two-hour standoff.

Details in George Kiriyama's video report above.

Police said Friday that a Sunnyvale man lunged at SWAT officers with a 12-inch-long kitchen-type knife before he was shot to death Thursday.

The officers went to the entrance to the man's home in the 600 block of San Pedro Avenue after he notified police at about 8 a.m. Thursday that he had killed someone in his home, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Dave Pitts said.

"They attempted to make contact with him at the front door and he charges at them" with the knife, Pitts said. The SWAT officers then opened fire on the man and killed him. The weapon was "one of those big kitchen knives," 12 inches long with a 9-inch blade, Pitts said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office, which removed the bodies of the man and a woman from the home, declined to identify them Friday.

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