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Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in East Hollywood

A suspect armed with a knife was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers responding to a report of a man with a deadly weapon in East Hollywood, police said Sunday.

Police responded about 3:45 p.m. to Sunset and Hobart boulevards after a call for help, said LAPD Officer Sally Madera.

LAPD Cmdr. Dennis Kato said officers arrived at the 99 Cent Store on the 5200 block of West Sunset Boulevard to find a man with a knife outside the store, according to a KTLA-TV Channel 5 report.

Police fired a Taser at the suspect, but he continued to come at the officers. He was then shot, Kato told KTLA. No officers were injured.

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Television reports showed the intersection still blocked off Sunday evening as the investigation continued.

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