Police fatally shoot man holding knife in Van Nuys: LAPD

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The Los Angeles Police and Fire departments were on scene in Van Nuys after police fatally shot a man in the 13800 West Victory Boulevard near Matilija Avenue.

Police received calls about the man, who was in his 40s or 50s, at about 5 p.m., according to Officer Orris of the LAPD.

Police received reports that the man was standing on a vehicle, vandalizing tires with a knife and held the knife to his throat, Orris said.

Police have not released what happened immediately before they opened fire.

“Victory Blvd between Woodman and Hazeltine will be closed for several hours,” the LAPD said on Twitter.

No further details were available.

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