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Authorities: Armed man shot as he charged California officer

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with a knife was shot to death when he charged a police officer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The suburban Monterey Park police officer was not injured in the attack around 5 p.m. Monday, a department statement said.

The officer was concluding his shift when he entered a secure parking lot at a fire station next to the police station and was followed by another vehicle.

The officer had gotten out of his vehicle when the assailant exited his vehicle with the knife and charged, the statement said.

The man was struck multiple times and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

“Detectives are on scene processing evidence and attempting to retrieve video footage of the incident,” the statement said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are assisting the Monterey Park Police Department.

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