Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man In Van Nuys

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A man wielding an axe prompted an officer-involved shooting in the San Fernando Valley Thursday.

Police were called at 1:30 p.m. to the 13800 block of Oxnard Street.

They were told a man carrying an axe and a knife was threatening nearby construction workers.

While officers detained the suspect another man armed with a gun walked up to them, prompting police to open fire.

Police fatally shot the man with the gun. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was described as a man in his 40s.

Oxnard Street was expected to remain closed for until late Thursday as LAPD detectives conduct their investigation.

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