Cincinnati authorities investigate police killing of suspect

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in Cincinnati are investigating the fatal police shooting of a robbery suspect accused of pulling a knife on officers.

Cincinnati officials were expected to provide an update Monday, although no briefing was scheduled immediately.

Police say the slain man was suspected of robbing a grocery store Sunday morning and holding a knife to a security guard’s throat. Police say about 20 minutes later, the suspect pulled a knife on two officers at Government Square downtown.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a statement that a knife was recovered and that it appeared only one officer had fired.

The names of the slain man and the officers weren’t released immediately.

It was the third on-duty Cincinnati police slaying of a suspect this year.