A man armed with a knife was shot and killed by police in Huntington Park Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The deadly chain of unfolded after the LA County Fire Department responded to a fire before midnight in the 6500 block of Marbisa Avenue in the southeaster Los Angeles County community. They were confronted by a man who said he was armed, possibly with a handgun, the LA County Sheriff's Department said.
Details about the fire were not immediately available.
Huntington Park officers responded to the scene, where they were confronted by the man who was armed with a knife.
"Several commands were given and ignored, to drop the knife," the sheriff's department said in a news release. "Less lethal was deployed with little to no effect on the man."