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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Authorities say a suspect was killed and another person was taken to the to the hospital Thursday morning after a stabbing and officer-involved shooting in High Point.

According to a police spokesperson, officers responded around 4:45 a.m. to a 911 call regarding a stabbing at the Sheraton Towers at 400 North Main St.

Asst. Police Chief Casterline said two officers confronted the suspect, who was identified as 60-year-old Danny David Ferguson, in the lobby.

“There was a man with a knife and as soon as they (the officers) entered the building, he (the suspect) was encountered,” Chief Casterline said.

In a news release, police said Ferguson ignored commands to drop the weapon and “quickly started approaching the officers.”

Chief Casterline said both officers shot Ferguson.

Police said the officers performed CPR once Ferguson was down, but he died.

The victim, who has been identified only as a female who lived at the building, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Police said she has been released.

Casterline said Ferguson was also a resident of the building.  No further information was provided about the suspect's relationship with the victim.

“Obviously they know each other, but there were no reports of a confrontation or fight or anything of that nature,” Police Chief Marty Sumner said during a news conference.

Casterline said the stabbing took place upstairs, but did not say which floor.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.

The SBI is investigating the shooting, while the police department is investigating the stabbing.