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Columbus, Ohio reacts to another police-involved shooting

The Columbus Ohio Mayor is asking the public to remain calm after a teenage girl was shot and killed by a police officer overnight.

The police in Ohio, who released body camera footage, said the girl had threatened two other girls with a knife before an officer opened fire.

Officials released bodycam footage of the incident which shows 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant pushing a girl to the ground and attempting to stab her with a knife before being fatally shot by an officer.

Interim Police Chief Michael Woods and Mayor Ginther said the officer acted to save the life of the girl being threatened with a knife.

At a news conference on Tuesday night, the Columbus Division of Police released body camera footage from the officer, who officials said had been responding to a 911 call about an attempted stabbing around 4:45 p.m. in the southeastern part of the city.

Officials said the video showed the teenager lunging at two other females with a knife as the officer arrived at the driveway of a residence. The officer then fired several times — four shots could be heard in the video — at the girl. She collapsed to the ground next to a car that had been parked in the driveway, where the body camera footage showed a knife on the ground.