LAPD: Person shot by officers in Pico-Union neighborhood was armed with knife

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An investigation is underway after officers opened fire on a person they say was armed with a knife in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday night.

Police responded to the intersection of West Pico Boulevard and South Union Avenue to an assault with a deadly weapon call at about 8:45 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department posted on Twitter.

Arriving officers encountered the suspect, who was armed with a knife, and a shooting occurred, LAPD stated.

No further details about the shooting were immediately released.

The unidentified person was struck by the gunfire and taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

No officers were injured in the incident.

A knife was located at the scene, according to the Police Department.

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