Woman Killed in Long Beach Officer-Involved Shooting After Allegedly Threatening People With Knife

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A woman who was allegedly threatening people with a knife was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach, police said.

Authorities respond to an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach on Jan. 15, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

Authorities respond to an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach on Jan. 15, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

At about 11:14 a.m. Sunday officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard after receiving reports of a woman with a knife, Long Beach police said in a statement.

Officers responded to the scene and encountered the woman who continued to swing the knife at pedestrians and eventually at police.

Officers tried to deescalate the situation and used a stun gun to try and subdue the woman, police said in a news release Sunday night. 

Authorities said that did not work and the woman suddenly stopped, “turned and advanced on them with the knife,” and the officer-involved shooting occurred.

The woman was hit by gunfire and paramedics were called to the scene and rendered aid to the woman. She later died at a hospital, officials said. She has not been identified.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

Authorities recovered a knife at the scene of the shooting.

An investigation into the incident was ongoing.

KTLA’s Steve Bien contributed to this story.