SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — A man was shot and killed by Saranac Village police after stabbing another man at a convenience store early Wednesday.

Officers called to the Stewart’s on Bloomingdale Avenue encountered a subject in the parking lot who was allegedly armed with a knife. A confrontation ensued and one of the officers shot the man, who was later pronounced dead.

Police said one person who was stabbed was taken to the Adirondack Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

“It happened all so fast,” said Cody Sanford, a local resident who witnessed the incident while on his way to work. “There was maybe one second in between the beginning and end.”

Sanford says he called police after he saw a man with a knife in his hand in the middle of the road walking towards a car. When officers arrived, Sanford said, the man was walking towards Stewart’s. He said when officers attempted to speak with him, he ran at them with the knife. That’s when one of the officers fired at the man.

“I have nothing but praise for the officer,” said Sanford. “She was collected and didn’t want it to go down. She addressed his mental health first.”

Sanford and other residents said these kinds of incidents aren’t typical for Saranac Lake.

“This is a freak moment, that doesn’t happen here,” said William Galligher. “Hopefully, it’s the one rare case. I love it here, this is my home.”

This story originally reported that the man was shot by New York State Police. It has been updated to clarify that he was shot by an officer from the Saranac Lake Police Department .