A man was fatally shot by two officers after apparently randomly charging at them with a large kitchen knife in Anaheim on Monday, according to the Police Department.
The incident began when a motorcycle officer was conducting a traffic stop of another driver in the 300 block of West La Palma Avenue about 2:40 p.m., authorities said.
During the stop, a man who was not involved pulled over in his black pickup truck, got out and approached the officer, holding a knife, Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said.
As the first officer started to retreat, a second officer in a patrol car arrived and tried to help, but the knife-wielding man went after that officer too, Trapp said.
Both officers opened fire on the man, according to a post on the Anaheim Police Department’s Facebook page.
Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Neither officer was injured.
The white-handled knife lay in the street at the scene of the shooting, video from the scene showed.
Police said there did not appear to be any relationship between the driver who was pulled over and the knife-wielding man who was killed.