Michigan face mask squabble ends in police shooting

A police officer shot dead a man suspected of stabbing a customer in a shop, in an altercation over face masks.

The incident occurred in the US state of Michigan.

Police said the incident began in Quality Dairy store in Dimondale, a convenience store near Lansing, where the suspect, Sean Ruis, attacked a 77-year-old man who had challenged him for not wearing a mask.

The elderly man is in hospital and said to be in a stable condition.

They say Ruis fled the scene in a car.

He was later pulled over by deputy sheriff, who opened fire when Ruis lunged towards her.

Police say Ruis, 43, was carrying a weapon. He was taken to hospital, where he was declared dead.