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Police: Man with knives shot after moving toward officers

November 1, 2021 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man holding two bloody knives was shot after he moved toward police in Los Angeles and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison says authorities responded to a 911 call at around 5 pm Sunday of a man with a knife in the Van Nuys area.

Madison says the man was in his 40s and holding two bloody knives. Officers tried to get the man to drop the knives using non-lethal means but he moved toward the officers and was shot, Madison said.

The shooting is under investigation, Madison said. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

The man’s name was not immediately released.