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UPDATE WITH NAME: Former Minn. man shot by police Wednesday morning

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Though officials would not say which police officers were on the scene of a police shooting Wednesday morning, their online records name the first officers on scene -- including the officer who previously shot and killed a Waterloo man in 2009. Though officials would not say which police officers were on the scene of a police shooting Wednesday morning, their online records name the first officers on scene -- including the officer who previously shot and killed a Waterloo man in 2009.
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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo Police released Friday evening the name of a man they say was shot by police after he threatened officers with a knife.

Richard Anderson, 39, who had recently moved to Cedar Falls from Minnesota, was shot by Officer Thomas Frein after allegedly threatening officers with a knife in the 200 block of East Fourth Street in Waterloo early Wednesday morning.

Anderson was taken to Allen Hospital before being transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for his injuries. He remains at that hospital, according to police.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the incident. Frein has been placed on paid administrative leave as per department policy.

DCI said decisions about criminal charges against Anderson will be made once the investigation is complete.

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is continuing to investigate an early morning shooting by a Waterloo police officer, DCI officials said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

Jon Turbett, special agent with the Iowa DCI, said the man shot was wielding a knife in the downtown Waterloo area and was shot by one officer out of four who were called to the scene.

When asked why officers fired their guns at a man with a knife, Turbett said officers consider both weapons to be potentially life-threatening.

"A person with a knife is obviously life-threatening and should be treated as such," Turbett said.

Turbett said DCI was still working to process the scene, which was the block of East Fourth Street between Sycamore Street and Lafayette Avenue in downtown Waterloo.

Turbett noted that anyone with direct or indirect information about the incident should call DCI at (515) 725-6010.

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Police shot a man they say threatened officers with a knife early Wednesday morning in downtown Waterloo, but the man is expected to survive.

The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Wednesday on East Fourth Street near Sycamore Street. 

According to Waterloo Police, someone called reporting a man running around with a knife.

At least four officers arrived and located the man in the 200 block of East 4th Street.

Police say the man threatened officers with a knife and was subsequently shot.

Safety Services Director Dan Trelka said only one of the officers is believed to have fired his weapon.

Police say the officer was immediately placed on paid administrative leave as per department policy.

The man was taken to Allen Hospital where he was immediately brought in for surgery. Officials say he is expected to survive.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been notified and is currently on scene conducting the investigation as per Waterloo Police Department policy.

East Fourth Street between Sycamore and Lafayette was closed Wednesday morning while authorities investigate. The street was reopened before noon Wednesday.  

Boardwalk Deli owner Amy Wetzel-Schnorenberg wrote on KWWL's Facebook page that her East Fourth Street business would be closed for the day.
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