Nine police officers in Tennessee opened fire at a 37-year-old man on Thursday afternoon after a confrontation on an interstate highway in Nashville. The man, who police said had been sitting on a guardrail on the busy roadway, died. In a video filmed by a bystander and posted to Twitter by news outlet WSMV, the man can be seen standing still in the right lane of the highway as almost a dozen Tennessee Highway Patrolmen and Nashville Police look on, guns drawn. The entire highway is blocked on both sides. The man raises his arms towards police, and the video pauses. Multiple gunshots can then be heard. In a press briefing, Nashville Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said the man was holding a box cutter in his left hand, and was shot when he suddenly pulled his right hand out of his pocket, holding a “shiny, silver cylindrical object.” Aaron said a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer was traveling along the interstate on Thursday afternoon when he noticed the man sitting on the guardrail. When the trooper stopped and spoke to the man, trying to get him off the highway, the man pulled out a box cutter, Aaron said. An off-duty Mt. Juliet police officer, who was traveling home with his family, saw what was happening and stopped. The two tried to deescalate the situation for the better part of half an hou . . . read the full article here.