By CBSLA Staff

ALTADENA (CBSLA) — A knife-wielding suspect was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Altadena on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly stabbed a woman.

Jan. 10, 2020. (CBSLA)

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Deputies were patrolling the area at around 4 p.m. when they were flagged down in the 2400 block of Figueroa Drive by a witness who reported that a man had stabbed a woman nearby.

When deputies came upon the suspect, he charged at them with a knife, prompting them to open fire on him, the sheriff’s department said.

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He died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

The woman was taken to a hospital with stab wounds to her upper back. Her condition was not confirmed.

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The exact circumstances that lead up to the stabbing and later the shooting are under investigation. It’s unclear how many deputies opened fire.