Vallejo police kill person armed with knife

The Solano County Sheriff’ Office tweeted at 9:41 p.m. Sunday they received a call for assistance from Vallejo Police just before 7 p.m. regarding a traffic accident involving a person armed with a knife.

Sheriff’s deputies in Vallejo have fatally shot a person who they say was armed with a sharp object who was also possibly involved in a traffic accident. 

Solano County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call for help from Vallejo police just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The call was regarding a traffic accident involving a person armed with a knife at Pennsylvania and Sutter streets.   

Shortly after deputies arrived, there was an officer-involved shooting and the man died.

In an update by the Solano County District Attorney’s office on Monday, Krishna Abrams said at around 5:24 p.m., Vallejo police received several 911 calls about a carjacking at Curtola Parkway, and about a man carrying a knife. 

The D.A. said sheriff’s deputies made contact with the man, identified as Jason Thompson, who was said to be in possession of “multiple hand saw blades.” The D.A. said Thompson refused numerous commands to stop advancing towards deputies. That’s when the D.A. said the deputy-involved shooting occurred. Thompson was transported to a hospital for their injuries, but died later at the hospital. 

Bystander video at the scene shows a brief clip of police cars standing over a person in the street. Nearby, there was some commotion at a gas station. 

The D.A. said the Solano County Major Crimes Task Force is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. No other details are being released at this time. 

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Bay City News contributed to this report.