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Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria

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One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria Sunday night, according to Santa Maria Police Department.

Investigators say around 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Santa Maria Police Department officers responded to a report of a disturbance in a home on the 400 block of E. Mill St.

Upon arrival, officers learned an armed suicidal man had been threatening family members inside the home.

Officials say they set up a perimeter around the home and attempted to deescalate the situation. The man then came out of the house armed with two knives and confronted officers, according to officials.

Officers tried to stop the man's 'aggressive actions' by deploying a less-lethal projectile, which was unsuccessful.

Officials say they were forced to fire their guns at the man, who succumbed to his injuries.

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