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.