JERSEY CITY - Authorities say one person has died following a police-involved shooting in Jersey City last night.
Police say a therapist reported that a 44-year-old man was off of his medication and had locked himself in his apartment Fowler Avenue.
After negotiations failed, police forced their way in and attempted to use a distraction device and non-lethal pepper ball system to make an arrest. Their efforts had no effect.
According to investigators, the man rushed at one of the officers with a kitchen knife, prompting police to fire three shots. The man was shot once in the head and twice in the torso.
Authorities have described the man as having a history of threatening therapists and violence against police.
Gene Rubino, who works with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, says that at this preliminary stage, it appears the police officers' actions were reasonable. Rubino says that the investigation is continuing.