Tonya Buggs dead in officer-involved shooting

Police shot and killed a woman who threatened them with a knife Friday night in Bladensburg.

Bladensburg Police were called to an apartment building in the 4200 block of 53rd Ave. around 10:30 p.m. for a woman brandishing a knife in a hallway.

According to a release, when they knocked on her door, 43-year-old Tonya Michelle Buggs lunged at the three officers with the knife and all three officers shot at her.

Buggs died at the Prince George’s Hospital Center.

The officers, who had been assigned to Patrol, have been placed on administrative leave.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting the investigation.