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A man who stabbed a woman with a sharp object and attempted to stab a man was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies in Altadena, authorities said Monday.

The shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies were first called to a gas station on the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road of a man chasing people and attempting to stab them with a sharp metal object, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies followed the man to the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue where they saw him stab an elderly woman and attempt to stab a male before shooting him, officials said.

The suspect died at the scene, the LASD said. No deputies were injured.

A sharp metal object was recovered at the scene, officials said.

The man’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone who has information on this shooting was asked to call the LASD’s homicide unit at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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