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Man fatally shot by McDonald’s security guard after stabbing customer

A man who stabbed a customer at a McDonald’s restaurant in Palmdale was fatally shot by a security guard Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

The suspect crashed his car into a nearby restaurant at around 4 p.m. and disrobed as he fled the scene, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Koerner. He then ran across the street to the McDonald’s on East Avenue South, where he stabbed an older man, Koerner said.

A security guard confronted the suspect as he attempted to leave the business, police said, and the suspect then began assaulting the guard, who fired one round, striking the man in the upper torso.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Koerner said. His name has not been released.

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The stabbed customer was also taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition Sunday night, authorities said. The security guard was not harmed, police said.

laura.newberry@latimes.com

Twitter: @LauraMNewberry


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