Knife-wielding St. Helens man shot by police

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(KOIN) – A 60-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by police Saturday morning outside a St. Helens hotel.

St. Helens police report that Rogelio Rodgriguez Martinez was charging officers with a knife in front of the Oak Meadows Best Western hotel when they fired their handguns after attempts to Taser him failed.

As of Monday, he remained hospitalized at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The events leading up to the shooting, along with the number of officers involved, were not disclosed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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