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Man With A Bayonet Fatally Shot By Police In East Hollywood

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An allegedly armed man was shot and killed by police Friday morning in East Hollywood. The incident occurred at about 1:10 a.m. near Sunset and Hobart boulevards, where police spotted a man carrying a weapon LAPD Detective Megan Aguilar that described as being similar to a bayonet, the L.A. Times reports. The weapon was a piece of metal, about two feet in length, with a six-inch blade attached to one end. Both officers fired at the man, though there is no further information as to what led up to the fatal shooting. The man, whose identity has not been released, has been described as being in his 40s. Police said it is possible that the man was mentally ill.

Hobart Boulevard has been cordoned off from Sunset Blvd. to Fountain Ave. since the incident. The coroner's office arrived at about 5:15 a.m., according to City News Service. We're told the investigation on the scene is wrapping up, but commuters should avoid the area this morning.