Armed man shot by Bradenton Beach police officer

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A police officer shot an armed man threatening to hurt himself on Anna Maria Island on Saturday, authorities say.

According to Manatee County sheriff's deputies, a report was received about a man carrying a knife and a hatchet weapon near Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue about 7:25 p.m.

Police from Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach also went to the scene. 

During the incident, 45-year-old Douglas Schofield was shot by a Bradenton Beach officer, deputies said. 

He was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition for treatment of a gunshot wound.

The shooting will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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