Iowa Trooper kills man wanted in Wisconsin

CREATED Jun. 23, 2011 - UPDATED: Jun. 23, 2011

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DES MOINES, Ia - Authorities say an Iowa State Patrol trooper shot and killed a man wanted in Wisconsin after the man allegedly charged the trooper with a knife after a chase.

Officials say the trooper shot the man Wednesday afternoon near Floyd in northern Iowa.

Wisconsin issued a warrant for the man for a probation violation.  He was suspected of stealing a vehicle.

Iowa troopers spotted the car around noon. The suspect drove into Minnesota, then back to Iowa, where officials used a maneuver to stop the car.

A deputy tried unsuccessfully to take him into custody using a stun gun. Authorities say the man was armed with a knife and charged the trooper, and the trooper shot him.

Officials have not identified the man or the trooper.

Editor's note: an earlier version of this story quoted from a Iowa State Police news release which said the man was missing from a correctional facility in Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says the man was missing from a correctional facility.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.