Police Say Man With Knife Shot In Station Lobby

Apr 23, 2014

Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a police officer when he refused to drop a knife while in the lobby of the Bennington police department.

The man shot by police on Tuesday evening has been identified as Gregory Filo of Bennington.

State police say Filo was acting erratically when he and another man went into the lobby of the police department at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A dispatcher saw Filo had a knife and was making stabbing motions at the friend.

Police say Filo threatened officers who went into the lobby. He was shot after ignoring verbal commands to drop the knife.

The officer fired once, hitting Filo. The name of the officer has not been released and the investigation continues.

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