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Knife-Wielding Man Arrested At Valley LAPD Station

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RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — A man was arrested Friday after he reportedly waved a knife in the lobby of a San Fernando Valley police station, authorities said.

The unidentified man entered the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Station at 19030 Vanowen Street in Reseda around 12:40 a.m., said Sgt. Jason Zabel.

“As the suspect approached the desk area, our desk officer asked him to take his hands out of his pockets,” Zabel told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. “The suspect still didn’t say anything, kept walking towards him.”

After being ordered to stop, the suspect took a knife out of his jacket pocket and slashed it toward the outstretched hand of the desk officer, said Zabel.

Officers used a stun gun and shot the suspect with beanbag rounds after he refused commands to drop the weapon, Zabel said.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. No officers were injured, Zabel said.

The man was later arrested, but has not been booked while police investigate whether he suffers from mental issues or had other motives for the attack.

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