WHITTIER, CALIF. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies fatally shot a man who advanced toward them with a knife after holding the weapon to the throat of a woman.
The shooting occurred late Sunday in unincorporated Whittier after a caller reported the man stated he wanted to be shot by police.
Deputies and a mental evaluation team had come to the residence more than two hours earlier due to reports of the man holding a machete and yelling and banging on windows.
At the time it was determined no crime was committed and he was left in his family's care.
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