Published: Mar 04, 2014 11:54 AM EST

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - A man is dead after an altercation with Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies in a Brandon neighborhood.
    
Deputies shot the man early Tuesday in a suburb near Tampa.
    
Authorities say the suspect had attempted to break into homes and stabbed a cat. The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1jO828r ) reports the man threatened deputies with a butcher knife. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    
No sheriff's deputies were injured in the shooting. The Sheriff's Office is investigating.
    
Further details were not immediately available.
    
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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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