Philadelphia police confirm a man, carrying a seven-inch butcher knife, was shot and killed following a struggle with officers.

Police say officers responded to a call of a person with a knife at about 7 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Castor and Robbins Streets in the Oxford Circle section of the city.

According to officials, when police arrived they knocked the unidentified suspect to the ground using the push bumper of their police cruiser after seeing him standing in the middle of the street with the knife.

Investigators say the officers then exited their vehicles and used pepper spray on the 23-year-old suspect after he refused to drop the knife.

Read more: philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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