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New video shows man threatening museum employee in Bend

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Courtesy: Deschutes County District Attorney Courtesy: Deschutes County District Attorney
BEND, OR (KPTV) -

The Deschutes County District Attorney has released new video showing the man who was shot and killed by police after threatening a woman at a Bend museum on May 31.

The cell phone video, captured by a guest at the High Desert Museum, shows Nicholas Berger, 36, holding the woman in a choke hold and threatening her with a knife.

According to witnesses, Berger grabbed the museum employee from the gift shop for unknown reasons and began drag her through the exhibits. He then threatened to kill her.

The video shows four museum guests approaching Berger in an attempt to help the woman. He later released her and she ran to safety.

Oregon State Police Trooper Richard Brannin arrived on the scene shortly after and encountered Berger armed with his knife.

Brannin fired three shots at Berger, killing him.  

The district attorney and the Central Oregon Major Crimes Team continue to investigate the incident. 

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