Phoenix police have identified the officer who shot and killed a 43-year-old man in a downtown Phoenix alley on Nov. 10.
Officer Alan Bansky shot and killed Thomas Aikens during a confrontation in the alley at Third Avenue and Culver Street, near Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, just before 2 p.m., police said.
Aikens was holding a knife against a woman’s throat and then charged at responding officers, said Phoenix police ?Sgt. Alan Pfohl.
Aikens also told police he was sitting on a bomb, Pfohl said.
When officers attempted to move the woman away from Aikens, they realized Aikens had wrapped a chain around her waist so that she was unable to get away, police said.
Neither the woman nor the officers were harmed, police said.
Police ID man shot, killed by officer in Phoenix alley
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