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Man threatening mother at knifepoint shot by PBSO

Nitin Mathew
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL)– A knife-wielding man who Palm Beach sheriff’s deputies say was threatening to kill his mother and then himself was shot at a home near Lake Worth Beach on Tuesday.

PBSO arrived at the home in the 5300 block of Madison Road just after 9:30 PM and were confronted by 37 year old Nitin Mathew who was told deputies he was going to kill his mother and then himself.

Deputies attempted to talk to Mathew but at some point he reportedly grabbed his mother and threatened to kill her with a knife.

One of the deputies then opened fire striking Mathew in the shoulder but also hitting his mother in her elbow according to PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera.

Both the suspect and the victim were transported to an area hospital.

Mathew is charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon, attempted murder, and false imprisonment while armed.

The FDLE and State Attorney will be investigating the shooting.