May 12, 2020 8:32 am
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Shocking bodycam footage was just released by Maryland police.

A suspect was running towards a police officer brandishing a knife.

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Montgomery County, Maryland, police released body camera footage of the Thursday incident during which a police officer shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.

In the video, Sgt. David Cohen, an officer with the Montgomery County police, is shown exiting his patrol car in the 1500 block of Hadden Manor Court before drawing and aiming his pistol at Finan H. Berhe, 30, who was holding a knife.

Berhe runs toward Cohen from a distant sidewalk before stopping in the middle of the street.

“Put the knife down!” Cohen screamed as Berhe ran toward him and then stopped, momentarily backing away from the officer, who was pointing a gun at him.

“Get on the ground! I don’t want to shoot you!” Cohen shouted just before Berhe started running at the officer again.

The officer then fired five shots and appeared to hit Berhe in the chest. Berhe collapsed and dropped an object he was holding.

“Man down!” a man shouted after the shooting stopped.

You can watch the video below:

Police recovered a knife that the suspect was brandishing when Cohen shot him.

Officer Cohen was the first police officer to respond.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died.

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