FM Officer Shoots and Kills Man Holding Knife

One man is dead after being shot by a Fort Madison Police Officer.

At around 1:45am this morning, the Fort Madison Police Department received a call of a man slashing car tires in the Fort Madison area. According to the news station KCCI, when officials arrived, they found 27-year-old Ryan Swearingen who then ran from the officers. They chased Swearingen to a home where he confronted police with a knife. After waving the knife at police, an officer shot him.

Swearingen was pronounced dead at the Fort Madison Hospital. The name of the officer who shot the man has not been released.