Man shot by troopers in Seattle dies at hospital

SEATTLE (AP) -- A man shot by Washington State Patrol troopers on Interstate 5 in Seattle has died at a hospital.

A nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle says the man died Monday night shortly after his arrival. He has not been identified.

The southbound lanes of the freeway reopened about midnight after a five-hour closure at the Ship Canal Bridge where the man stopped his truck, set it on fire and spray-painted a large green circle on the freeway.

Seattle police say when troopers arrived, the man displayed a knife. A trooper used a Taser, but the man still advanced with his knife so two troopers shot him. The incident backed up traffic for miles.

The troopers have been identified as 29-year-old Andrew Boyer, a seven-year veteran who is the son of retired trooper and Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer, as well as 29-year-old Christopher Kyle, who has been with the patrol for two years.

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