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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who died in an officer-involved shooting over the weekend.

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said that around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the area of Liberty and Cass Streets for a report of a man who pulled a knife on a person.

Police arrived and located someone who matched the description provided to police on the 100 block of Genesee Street.

"The suspect, an adult male, then stabbed one of the two responding officers in the face after being told multiple times to drop the weapon," Clapprood explained.

The suspect, identified by the Hampden District Attorney's office as 23-year-old Orlando Taylor of Springfield, then reportedly charged at the officers with the knife in his hand and the officer who had been stabbed fired two shots from his service weapon.

First aid was immediately provided and Taylor was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The injured officer was also taken to Baystate for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The incident and the officer's use-of-force is being investigated by the D.A.'s office.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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