Man holding knife on pharmacist shot by police near Cincinnati


HAMILTON, OH (AP/WCMH) – Police fatally shot a robbery suspect who was holding a pharmacist at gunpoint in southwest Ohio.

Hamilton police say the shooting occurred after officers responded to a “suspicious call” early Monday for a 24-hour drugstore and found an armed robbery in progress. Police say the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. at a Walgreens store in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati.

Accordign to WLWT, customers saw a man jump over the counter of the pharmacy. That customer called 911.

When police arrived, they say they found the robber holding a knife to a pharmacist’s throat.

When the man didn’t drop the knife, an officer shot and killed the man.

WLWT reported that the pharmacist was shook up, but otherwise okay. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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