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Man with knife fatally shot by Huntington Park police

Police Shooting (FILE)
Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 13:06:33-05

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man armed with a knife was shot and killed in a confrontation with Southern California police.

The incident began late Monday with a call reporting a fire in the city of Huntington Park. Firefighters did not find a fire but were confronted by the man, who threatened them and stated that he had a weapon.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Chris Kusayanagi says firefighters called Huntington Park police, who used less-lethal rounds that did not have much effect on the suspect.

Kusayanagi tells KTLA-TV the man was brandishing the knife toward officers and acting erratically before one officer fired. The man died at the scene.