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Apr 8, 8:11 PM EDT

Miami officer shoots man wielding machete


MIAMI (AP) -- Officials say a Miami police officer shot a man who was wielding a machete at a public park.

Police say an officer responded to a violent call at Juan Pablo Duarte Park Tuesday afternoon. The officer spotted the man with a machete near the entrance, and a confrontation with the man led to the officer firing his gun.

The unidentified man was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was undergoing surgery. His condition wasn't immediately available.

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