Suspect in critical condition after being shot Thursday by police

Janesville Police Chief David Moore on Friday said the knife-wielding man shot a day earlier by Janesville police remains in the hospital.

Janesville police were sent to a traffic accident about 2:45 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 14/Humes Road and Interstate 39/90.

Immediately following the crash, however, a man got out of his vehicle and had armed himself with a knife by the time officers had arrived, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.

While police were trying to take the man into custody, a Janesville police officer fired at the armed subject.

The man who was shot was immediately taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

Moore said multiple efforts had been made to diffuse the situation before one of the officers shot the man.

Moore wouldn't say how far away the officer was from the man at the time of the shooting, but more details would come when the Justice Department's Division of Criminal Investigation's investigation was complete.

Moore said he is not a Wisconsin resident and his family had been notified.

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