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.
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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.READ MORE: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115
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.MORE NEWS: Gaudreau, Tkachuk Lead Flames Over Ducks In Shootout
The exact circumstances that lead up to the stabbing and later the shooting are under investigation. It’s unclear how many deputies opened fire.