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Man allegedly attacks LA County deputies with a stake

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 15:00:07-04

VALENCIA, Calif. — A man has died after he allegedly attacked sheriff's deputies in Southern California with a wooden stake.

On Thursday afternoon a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a call of a screaming, shirtless man in the Valencia area. As the deputy arrived on scene the man and the officer got into a scuffle and the man grabbed the deputy's radio and stun gun. Officials say the deputy ran to his patrol car to call for back-up, but the man smashed the window with the radio and retreated behind a barrier.

As other deputies arrived, the man charged at them with a foot-long wooden stake and a deputy shot him.

The name of the man has not yet been released.