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Department: Woman armed with knife shot by LA County deputy

Alex Villanueva
Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 17, 2022

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a woman armed with a knife was shot and killed when she charged at deputies in Lancaster.

A department statement says deputies were sent to the location on Abacus Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on a call about a family disturbance and a possibly mentally ill person.

The department says that during the interaction the woman charged at the deputies with the knife and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.

Deputies and firefighters tried to aid the woman but she died at the scene.

No deputies were injured and no other details were immediately released.