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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.–Pennsylvania State Police have identified a man killed in an officer involved shooting that happened at Chambersburg Hospital last week.

The deceased man was identified as 64-year-old Dennis Kirk, of Chambersburg.

According to police, officers went to Chambersburg Hospital on Nov. 3 for a report that Kirk, who was a patient, was armed with a knife was making threats toward hospital staff.  When police arrived, Kirk turned his threats towards the officers. Authorities made several attempts to subdue him without success.

State police say Kirk was shot after he continued to brandish the knife and threaten officers while they attempted to subdue him.

No one else was hurt.

The Franklin County District Attorney’s office is assisting in the investigation.