Crime & Justice

Police shoot, kill man armed with knife in North Hollywood

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A man s dead in North Hollywood after allegedly throwing rocks at residents and then charging at police with a knife Saturday night. 

LAPD spokesman Drake Madison told KPCC officers arrived at the scene at the 11600 block of Stagg Street around 11:25 p.m. He said police initially fired beanbag rounds at the suspect to get him to stop, but opened fire once he charged at them. 

"They deployed their beanbag shotgun to get the suspect to comply which was proven ineffective," Madison said. "At that time, the suspect then produced at least one knife and he charged at the officers."

Madison said the suspect died at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

Several weapons were recovered at the scene. 

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