Huntington Park police
Huntington Park police car. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Huntington Park police fatally shot a knife-wielding man, authorities said Monday.

The shooting occurred at 5:24 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of Malabar Street, according to Sgt. G. Magos of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Officers initially responded to a report of a man with a gun making suicidal statements, but discovered he had two knives when they arrived, Magos said.

The man threw a knife at an officer and the officers fired at him, he said.

The man was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Magos said.

One officer suffered a small cut to his hand and was treated at the scene by paramedics, he said.

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives were on scene assisting Huntington Park police with the investigation, he said.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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