COLUMBUS: Columbus police say an officer shot an armed man while responding to a report that the man had threatened his children at an apartment.

Police say a woman reported her boyfriend was threatening their two children with a knife. Officers at the apartment Thursday said the man initially refused to open the door, then opened it and displayed a gun, prompting police to shoot him once.

Police say the man was taken to a medical center for treatment of the gunshot wound and critical, self-inflicted knife injuries. The two children were being treated for knife wounds that were not considered life-threatening.

Police didnít immediately release the names or ages of anyone involved in the incident. They said the suspect was in custody, but there was no word on any charges.