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A 36-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in Johns Creek Saturday morning, officials said.

Police said the family of Shukri Said called 911 after being threatened and a preliminary investigation by the GBI showed Said refused to drop a knife at the intersection of Abbotts Bridge and Sweet Creek roads, GBI spokesman Bahan Rich said in a news release.

Police tried using a Taser and non-lethal weapons, according to the GBI, but when Said wouldn’t drop a knife, two officers fired their service weapons.

Said died Saturday at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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