A man is dead after he was shot by police in Braintree early Thursday morning, WCVB reported.


Police were called to a domestic situation around 1:20 a.m. on Liberty Street when the suspect fled the scene with a knife.


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Officers used K9s to track the suspect, who was found hiding under a car.


"A neighbor who witnessed the incident tells 7News that after police repeatedly asked the suspect to show his hands, he heard the suspect tell police, 'I have a knife, just shoot,'"WHDH reported.


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The suspect eventually came out from under the car but still had his knife, officials said. Officers attempted to defuse the situation with a bean bag gun but were unsuccessful. Police then shot the man.

He was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the man, as well as details regarding the initial domestic incident, have not been released.

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