Man armed with knife shot and killed by deputies, officers in Auburndale

Officers and deputies shot and killed an armed man in Auburndale Tuesday night, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff Grady Judd said it happened after Angelo Curcione, 55, threatened his deputies and Auburndale police officers with a knife.

The two agencies responded to the Westside Ridge neighborhood late Tuesday for a domestic violence call reportedly involving Curcione.

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Judd said Curcione left the scene but when he was later found, he jumped out of some bushes with the knife.

That’s when officers and deputies opened fire, killing him.

The deadly shots were fired at Westside Ridge Boulevard near Berkley Road in Auburndale.

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Investigators released a photo of the large knife they said Curcione was holding.

Investigators said a man threatened deputies and officers with a knife

Investigators said a man threatened deputies and officers with a knife

Judd said Curcione had a lengthy and violent criminal history in New Jersey, including serving time in prison for attempted murder.

The sheriff said no officers or deputies were hurt during the incident.

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The shooting is being investigated by the 10th Judicial Circuit Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task Force, according to Judd.

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