Police in Washington State fatally shot a man who reportedly made ISIS references as he walked into a store.
Police say a white man in his twenties walked into Western Carpet Center in Lynnwood, Washington, Monday around 9:30 a.m. and made at least one reference to ISIS. David Schultz, owner of Western Carpet Center, heard the man's comments and decided to call 911.
"Spoke something about how he knows we're trying to kill him and his parents, and that was pretty much all I needed," Schultz told KING-TV.
Police responded and confronted the man, who turned out to be carrying a knife.
The suspect ran out into the middle of the highway, but three officers followed and demanded that he stop and drop the weapon. But the suspect reportedly refused, and began moving toward the officers.
Cellphone video recorded by one unidentified witness captured the sound of gunshots that were fired by Officer Aaron Snell, a 3-year-veteran.
Officers tried to revive the suspect using CPR, but their attempts were ultimately unsuccessful. The suspect died on the scene.
Snell has been placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate the shooting, the Seattle Times reported.
It's not yet clear whether the suspect, who was not named, was either inspired by or connected to terrorists.
A spokeswoman for the FBI field office in Seattle, which covers all of Washington State, did not immediately respond to TheBlaze when asked if the case if the bureau is investigating the case as terrorism.