Man With ‘Very Large Knife’ Shot Dead At Alhambra PD Station

ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com) — A man brandishing a “very large knife” was killed Friday during an officer-involved shooting inside an Alhambra police station, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m. in the 200 block of S. 1st St. after a man carrying a knife entered the police station, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports Coleman said the suspect was seen “milling about the lobby” of the station with a black nylon backpack prior to the shooting.

Man With 'Very Large Knife' Shot Dead At Alhambra PD Station

“One of the officers noticed him in the lobby, asked him if needed help,” he said. “He was non-responsive.”

After officers attempted to establish further communication, the man – identified as a 25-to-30-year-old Asian man – brandished “a large carving or kitchen knife”, which is when the shooting occurred, according to Coleman.

Three officers were confirmed to have fired their weapons, Coleman added.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. His name was not immediately released.

No officers were hurt, according to police.

Sheriff’s Department officials are assisting the Alhambra police in the investigation.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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