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Los Angeles police say officers fatally shot knife-wielding man

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 16:02:27-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say Los Angeles police shot and killed a man who charged at them with a knife after a standoff at a home.

Police say officers responded to the residence in the Pacoima neighborhood around 2 a.m. following reports of a possible assault on family members. Callers said the man might've been under the influence of drugs.

Officers evacuated family members but the suspect refused to come out until about 3:30 a.m., when he emerged from a side window armed with a knife. Police say after trying less-lethal rounds, officers opened fire. The man died at a hospital.