Glendale Officer Shoots Man Who Brandished Knife, Charged at Him: Police

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A man who brandished a knife and charged a Glendale police officer was shot by the officer early Friday morning, police said.

The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. at Glendale Avenue and Colorado Street, where the officer was trying to stop the man for a “pedestrian-related traffic violation,” the Glendale Police Department stated in a brief news release.

When the officer contacted the man, he brandished a knife and “charged at the officer in an aggressive manner,” the release stated.

The officer fire one round, hitting the man in the side of his abdomen. The man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening, police said.

He was described only as a man in his 50s.

The officer, whose name was not being released, was not injured.

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