Man Clutching Knives Shot by Deputies in Malibu: Fire Officials

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Authorities are investigating after deputies opened fire on a knife-wielding man in Malibu Friday afternoon, leaving him wounded, officials said.

First responders were called just before 4 p.m. about the incident at a residence on the 28800 block of Bison Court, said Capt. Ronald Haralson with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The man, described as 32 years old, had attacked his mother with a 20-pounds dumbbell the day before, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. But the mother did not wish to press charges.

Deputies were again summoned to the home about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The man grabbed two kitchen knives while deputies were at the home, officials said. After first using a Taser to try to subdue the man, he approached deputies, who fired on him.

Aerial video showed the wounded suspect being airlifted for treatment at a hospital. His condition was unclear.

Footage from the shooting scene also showed a number of items appeared to have been thrown or fallen from a second-story window of the home involved, with some of them landing on the first-floor roof and others on the lawn below.

The suspect's identity was not available Friday night.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra and Brian Day contributed to this report.

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