A fatal officer-involved shooting took place inside a Hollywood fast food restaurant after multiple stabbings were reported in the area, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed Tuesday.
The shooting was reported about 2 p.m. at the corner of Ivar Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson.
CNN reporter Maeve Reston witnessed some of the chaos and said on Twitter that she saw a male suspect — who officers later shot — trying to stab people.
“Unclear how many stabbing victims there are, but suspect ran down Sunset Blvd. trying to stab people outside our CNN office in Hollywood,” Reston tweeted at 2:19 p.m.
The suspect was shot by police, and subsequently died of his injuries. No word yet as to motive.
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— jimmy alto (@jimmyalto) January 31, 2017
I’m glad the cops got the guy, but as they say: “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away”. Stay safe folks.