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Machete-Wielding Man Told Doctor He Would 'Take Out' Officers

January 26, 2010  | 

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon released a voice-mail recording of man shot three days ago who threatened to "take out" the patrol officers who arrived to arrest him, the department announced.

During a morning press conference, Gascon released a voice recording 65-year-old Edward Smith left for his physician. A San Francisco officer shot Smith outside his home, after Smith ignored verbal commands to stop advancing toward the two officers with a machete.

The department also released a transcript of the call, where Smith is alleged to say, "Just called the cops. [Inaudible] from me. [Not?] my house anymore so I'm gonna try to take them out when they come to take me. It's all over today, doctor, it's all over today. Bye-bye."

A caller had warned a dispatcher that Smith had been "taking medications and drinking alcohol."

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