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Deputies Kill Man After He Attacked Them With Cinder Block Wearing Only Towel

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

SANTA MARIA (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said deputies shot and killed a man who attacked them with a cinder block while wearing only a towel.

Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Sugars said in a statement that two deputies were sent to a mobile home park near Santa Maria on Saturday after reports of bizarre behavior, and found the man holding a cinder block that he then used to attack them, eventually injuring one of them in the head.

Sugars says when the deputies failed to subdue him with a stun gun, he was shot and killed. He did not say how many weapons were used or shots were fired.

The injured deputy was treated at a hospital and released.

The suspect — 52-year-old Kerry Flood — was declared dead at the scene.

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