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Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Dead in Plainsboro

Plainsboro Township

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Plainsboro today. 

Officials say a male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time.

No one else was injured.

According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Ravens Crest Drive. 

Law enforcement officers, including members of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, were outside a residence when they encountered the decedent.

During the encounter, one officer discharged his service weapon, fatally wounding the man.

A knife was recovered near the man.

Officers and emergency medical personnel rendered first aid to the individual transported to Princeton Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 12:10 p.m.

This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.