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Dead Swordsman at Scientology Center was from Oregon

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The man who was shot and killed yesterday in a Scientology building parking lot has not been officially identified, but police say he is from Florence, Oregon and was involved with the church "a long time ago."

"I thought it was part of a show," a teenager who saw the alleged attack begin as he entered the Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. The man had two recently bought swords and drove into the parking lot. He held a sword in each hand and approached three security guards. "The evidence is very clear the security officers were defending their safety," said Deputy Chief Terry S. Hara of the Los Angeles Police Department. The secruity officers also have not been identified.

The Oregonian reposted two Scientology violence stories from the 1990s on their blog this morning.