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Occupy LA Task Force Officers Shoot, Taser Knife-Wielding Man

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police officers shot and Tasered a reportedly armed man in downtown Los Angeles Sunday, according to a news report.

Two officers of the Occupy Los Angeles Task Force were alerted by a civilian  at around 4:40 p.m. that a man was wandering around with a large knife in his hand, reported LAist.com.

The site reported that 73-year-old James Proctor was spotted in front of a business in the 650 block of South Los Angeles Street, with his back to the officers. according to the LAist.com. He reportedly had a weapon in his right rear pants pocket.

When officers ordered Proctor to turn away from them and put his hands above his head, the suspect reportedly grabbed the knife from his pocket and turned towards them, the site reported.

The officer shot Proctor with gunfire, a beanbag shotgun and a Taser, the LAist.com reported.

He was reportedly transported to a  local hospital for treatment.

Authorities told the site that they will investigate the incident to make sure officers didn’t breach proper use-of-force.

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