5 things to know: Tuesday

5 things to know: Tuesday

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UPDATED: Man pulls knife on police officer, police shoot suspect

LUBBOCK, Texas - Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department are currently investigating an officer involved shooting Monday evening.  Just before 4 p.m., officers were called to 49th Street and T in reference to a domestic disturbance.

LPD said officers approached the door and a male confronted them with a knife. When confronted, the officer fired shots.

The male was struck, and the responding officers immediately began applying life saving measures while calling for an ambulance.

The victim was transported by an ambulance to UMC with possible life threatening injuries. No officers or other individuals were injured during the incident.

Detectives with the Persons Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting and the circumstances behind the original call concerning a domestic disturbance.


Citizens Tower to attract business, retail and living

LUBBOCK, Texas - The renovation of citizens tower is a fully-funded project.. Which means no tax increase.

The project is on-time and set to be complete next July.

The building will home all city of Lubbock offices.

Mayor Dan Pope said it's going to benefit city employees and customers.

"We're spread out all the way downtown. We'll have all the leadership of those groups together in this building," Pope said. "First of all, it'll help efficiency and productivity, but we think for citizens, if you've got an issue, a question or a problem, one stop shop right down on the first floor."

Councilman Steve Massengale said the project is about $800,000 under budget at this time.


Lubbock educators to implement new safety protocols

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock ISD Superintendent Kathy Rollo said schools will be safer this year.

Emergency management leaders from each campus took part in a crisis prevention training program through the foundation "I Love You Guys.

Co-founder John Michael Keys said after losing his daughter to a school shooting, it was important to layout an action plan. 

"The foundation saw that there was a void in crisis response and school safety," Keys said. "The void was common language between students, staff, and first responders, and in 2009, we introduced the standard response protocol - lockout, lockdown, evacuate and shelter."

Those participating will go back to their own school and teach teachers, students and parents the protocols. 

In addition, Lubbock ISD's rewritten its emergency operation plan and completed a facility audit.


Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism
  
HELSINKI (AP) - President Donald Trump's embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin and questioning of American intelligence findings of Russian election meddling capped a European tour marked by criticism at home and abroad.
  
Trump returned to Washington Monday night as Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting his decision to side with a longtime foe on foreign soil over his own government. His performance was assailed by some Republicans as shameful, disgraceful and weak.
  
Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki was his first time sharing the international stage with a man he has described as an important U.S. competitor - but whom he has also praised a strong, effective leader.


Hawaii lava explosion injures boat of tourists

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring 23 people.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said one passenger broke a leg Monday and others have been burned. It says the full extent of injuries isn't yet known.

The people were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean. Several companies operate such tours.

Officials have warned of the danger of getting close to lava entering the ocean, saying the interaction can create clouds of acid and fine glass.

The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting from a rural residential area since early May.

Officials are interviewing injured passengers at a hospital.

His remarks at Putin's side illustrated again a willingness to upend decades of foreign policy and rattle Western allies in service of his political concerns.

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