West Wendover, Nev. • A driver who led police on a short pursuit Saturday in West Wendover was killed by an officer when he pulled a knife after crashing the vehicle, authorities said.

The chase started about 12:45 p.m., when West Wendover officers tried to pull over a reckless driver, identified by Lt. Kevin McKinney as 41-year-old James N. Robertson of Francis, Utah, on Wendover Boulevard in the city, FOX 13 reports.

Robertson fled police but crashed near a gas station and tried to run away, according to a news release. Officers followed, and shot Robertson when he pulled a knife.

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