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Troopers shoot man on southbound I-5, traffic blocked for hours

A fatal shooting involving a Washington State Patrol trooper closed all lanes of southbound I-5 just south of the Ship Canal Bridge for nearly five hours, Monday. The freeway reopened just before midnight.

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Photo of the scene looking north. While one trooper put out the fire, another approached the driver. The man then reportedly took out a can of green spray paint and began painting a circle in the middle of the interstate, said trooper Cliff Pratt. When one of the troopers ordered the man to stop and come back towards them, the man pulled out a knife.
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