Woman who filmed dog calming her in Asperger's 'meltdown' killed in police involved shooting

MESA, AZ (WTXF/KSAZ)- Video of a service dog helping calm his owner who suffered from Asperger's went viral last summer.

Thursday, the woman in that video, Danielle Jacobs, was shot and killed by police officers who were responding to her home after receiving a report of a suicidal woman.

According to FOX 10, Jacobs was armed with a knife and was threatening to hurt herself.

Video of a service dog helping calm his owner who suffered from Asperger's went viral last summer.

When she came at officers with the knife, she was shot by police. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died.

An internal investigation is underway. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Jacobs, 24, bravely posted a video of herself having what she described as a 'meltdown,' saying "This is what having Asperger's is really like."

The video captured the heartwarming moments her dog Sampson stepped in to prevent her from harming herself.

Sampson uses his paws to try and stop her from hitting herself as she cries, and licking her face.

The original video has since been made private.   

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