Sheriff’s deputies fatally shoot man who allegedly charged at them with a knife

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies shot a man they say charged at them with a knife.
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies said they shot a man near railroad tracks in Industry early Sunday.
(Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who they say charged at them with a knife in Industry early Sunday, officials said.

Deputies responded to the area of Railroad Street and Azusa Avenue about 2:20 a.m. after a report of a person hit by a train, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

As they were checking the area for a possible victim, they saw a man kneeling by the railroad tracks, officials said. When deputies approached him, he allegedly stood up and charged at them with a knife in his hand, prompting one or more of the deputies to fire their weapons, according to authorities.

The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, officials said. His identity was not immediately released.