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Police Fatally Shoot Man Smashing The Windows Of 8 Squad Cars

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Police in Inglewood shot and killed a sword-wielding man after he broke the windows of eight police squad cars at the city's police headquarters.

An officer confronted the suspect who had apparently smashed the windows of the squad cars and was using a long-bladed sword to vandalize them, police told City News Service.

The officer called for back-up. When he attempted to contact the suspect, the man charged the officer "in a threatening manner" with a sword measuring over 18 inches. The Inglewood police officer fired once and hit the suspect in the abdomen, police said. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

This all happened around 6 pm last night, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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Neither the suspect's name nor any identifying information about him has been released. Police said they're not sure why the man was vandalizing the squad cars.

"It's the $1 million question," Lt. Mark Fried told City News Service.

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