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CHICAGO (CBS) – Police shot a suspect who allegedly threatened officers with a knife early Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood.

The incident happened at 3:56 a.m. in the 4900 block of North Kenmore Avenue, where beat officers responded to a criminal trespass in progress, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

An officer was confronted by the trespassing suspect, who was armed with “a large chef’s-type knife” and the officer shot him after determining he was a threat to his safety, Mirabelli said.

The suspect was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in an unidentified condition, according to Mirabelli.

He was also placed into custody, but no charges have been filed as of 2:50 p.m.

Belmont Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority — which investigates all police-involved shootings — are investigating.

The major Uptown blogs had not posted on the incident as of midday Thursday. The attention of one prominent Uptown news blog, Uptown Update, was geared toward the struggle to get snow from this week’s blizzard removed.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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