Man Armed With Knife Dies After Police Open Fire in Wilmington, LAPD Says

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A man armed with a knife died Thursday morning after Los Angeles police opened fire during a confrontation in Wilmington, officials said.

Officers responded about 9:20 a.m. to a call about a disorderly man in the 1500 block of Bay View Avenue (map), said Jane Kim, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police arrived at the scene of a “suicide in progress” and at some point opened fire on the armed man, said Officer Brad Baird of the department’s Harbor Division.

The man was taken into custody and later died, the LAPD said. It was unclear if any officers were injured.

Police officials declined to say whether the man was struck by gunfire. He was not immediately identified.

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