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Officers Kill Suspect in Hollywood, Curson St. Shut Down*
Looking down Curson Street this morning | Photos by Andy Sternberg
LAPD Officers checking the welfare of a man on the street shot and killed him after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife. While on patrol around 4 a.m., officers spotted a man lying on the ground in an alcove and stopped to check on his well-being.
"At some point, when they confronted the suspect, he drew a knife, stabbed one of the officers in the hand,'' according to LAPD Sgt. Lee Sands. "He may have been there sleeping. (We) don't know any more on him."
The incident occurred on the 1400 block of Curson Ave. between Sunset Blvd. and De Longpre Ave. Residents heard around six shots from the officers, killing the suspect on the spot, according to KTLA. The officer who was cut by a knife was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Neither the suspect's (believed to be in his 20s) nor the officers' names have been released and as of 9:10 a.m., Curson St. was still shut down according to Officer Lopez at the LAPD.
* Post updated by news editor Andy Sternberg
Location of incident on Curson Ave. | View Larger Map
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