State officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Waterloo overnight. Shortly after 1 a.m. today, Waterloo police officers were dispatched to a downtown city intersection on the report of a man with a knife.
Police say one of the arriving officers shot the man after he threatened them with the knife.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. A Waterloo police spokesman says the man underwent surgery and is now recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not released the man’s name or identified the officer involved in the shooting.
Department policy requires the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to look into all shootings involving Waterloo police officers.
A DCI team has been on the scene most of the morning investigating the incident.
By Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein/Waterloo