RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man wielding a knife at a Riverside intersection was fatally shot by officers on Friday night.
Officers were dispatched to a home in the 2300 block of 10th Street and Sedgwick Avenue about 9:10 p.m. after receiving reports of a man with a knife that appeared to be suicidal.
When officers arrived, they located the man who they say was waving the knife and cutting himself. Officers say they tried to negotiate with the man to put the knife down.
“The negotiations failed and the subject charged at the officers at which time the officers fired their duty weapons, striking the subject and killing him,” said Lt. Guy Toussaint of the Riverside Police Department.
No officers were hurt in the incident.
The man’s name has not be released. He was described as a Hispanic man in his 50s.
Anyone with more information about this case was asked to call Detective Ron Sanfilippo at (951) 353-7105 or Detective Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104.