Police shoot man with knife in Northeast DC

DC police say they shot a man who brandished a knife at officers Friday in Northeast. (Photo courtesy Metropolitan Police Dept.)

D.C. police say an officer shot a man who brandished a knife at officers Friday in Northeast.

The shooting happened around 3:28 a.m. Friday in the 1600 block of New York Avenue NE.

Police say they found a man on the street, and he walked toward officers with a knife when officers attempted contact.

One officer shot the man after he ignored orders to drop the knife and back away. 

The suspect, 33-year-old Michael Hines of Southeast D.C., was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hines now faces a charge of assault on a police officer while armed.

Per department policy, the officer who shot Hines is now on administrative leave pending results of an internal investigation.

The officer's body-worn camera footage is now being reviewed.