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 ( ) 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.
Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune,

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