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Florida woman wielding meat cleaver shot by deputies in Broward County

The sheriff's office said the woman was threatening another woman with the weapon and refusing to drop it.
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DANIA BEACH, Fla. — A woman wielding a meat cleaver was shot by deputies Wednesday morning, CBS Miami reported.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said the woman was threatening another woman with a meat cleaver and refusing to drop the weapon. CBS Miami said the shooting happened around 11:05 a.m. near Northeast 3rd Street in Dania Beach.

Sheriff's officials said at least one deputy fired his weapon, striking the woman. 

The woman was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, CBS Miami reported.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said a man was also seen being taken into custody nearby.

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