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Police shoot man at San Bernardino day-care center

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San Bernardino police shoot man at day-care center after he grabs officer's gun, officials say

San Bernardino police shot a man who entered a day-care center and then allegedly grabbed an officer's gun in a confrontation, officials said Wednesday.

The man entered Casa Ramona Academy day-care center in the 1600 block of West Fifth Street on Tuesday and asked where the park was, KTLA reported. Concerned day-care workers told the man the center was within the park and then called police. 

Police found the man throwing things at a fence about 50 yards from the day care. They asked the man to stop, but he refused, authorities told KTLA. They then fired three nonlethal bean-bag rounds at him.

The suspect then tackled an officer, took the gun away from him and attempted to hit the officer with the butt of the gun, KTLA reported. Other officers fired at the man, who was later hospitalized with a gunshot wound. 

The man is expected to recover. No officers or children were hurt.

About 35 children were napping inside the day-care center when police arrived, KTLA reported.

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