Authorities say police fatally shot a man who was wielding a knife south of downtown Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department says Tuesday on Twitter that the shirtless man confronted a citizen in the Newton section of the city, “causing that citizen to run away in fear.”

Police say they “made contact” with the man, who was not immediately identified. It was not immediately clear how police approached the man, how many officers fired at him or how many times he was struck.

Authorities say they were notified of the armed man around 8 a.m. and several officers and detectives responded. The knife was recovered, and the officers were not hurt.

A police spokeswoman did not have additional information.

Associated Press

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  1. The bottom line is is that the Los Angeles Police Department is not playing games. They mean business.

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