Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Deputy in South El Monte: LASD

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A man with a knife was shot and injured by an officer Thursday morning in South El Monte, according to officials.

The man was last listed in stable condition, Lt. Scott Hoglund with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told KTLA.

At around 8:41 a.m., authorities received a call about a person holding a knife standing on the center median on Rosemead Boulevard near Garvey Avenue, Hoglund said.

The man allegedly tried to get into vehicles traveling southbound on Rosemead Boulevard. A motive was unclear.

Deputies responded to the scene and found the man in front of a trailer park still holding a knife and bleeding from the face, Hoglund said.

The officers repeatedly asked him to drop the knife, the lieutenant said. The man allegedly pounded on his chest and held the knife over his head while moving towards the deputies and asking them to shoot him.

One of the officers fired multiple rounds and struck the man in the torso, Hoglund said.

The man was hit twice, according to the Sheriff's Department. He was taken to the hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries, the agency said.

Authorities described him as a man in his 50s believed to be a resident at the trailer park.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Officials provided no  further information.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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