Cleveland police officer shoots man holding ax

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Reports say a man is in critical condition after being shot by an officer early hours of Friday morning.

According to the Cleveland Police, at about 12:25 a.m., police responded to the area of W. 106th Street and Lorain Avenue.

Police said a man was threatening officers with an ax, he was transported to the MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition after being shot by the officers.

Cleveland EMS said the man shot appeared to be around 30 years old.

Authorities are yet to disclose the reason as to why the officers responded to the address.