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Man with knife shot by Lompoc police

November 21, 2016

LOMPOC, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara County authorities are investigating the police shooting of a man who was reported to be wielding a knife and threatening patrons of a laundry business in the city of Lompoc.

KEYT-TV (http://bit.ly/2fLhS19) says the man was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition after the Monday morning shooting.

Lompoc police Sgt. Kevin Martin says officers confronted the man, tried to get him to drop the weapon, but he fled.

Martin says the man hid in a ditch and was shot when he reappeared with the knife.

No police officers were injured.

The investigation is being conducted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.


Information from: KEYT-TV, http://www.keyt.com/

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