Man With Machete Arrested After Standoff at a Silver Lake 7-Eleven - NBC Southern California

Man With Machete Arrested After Standoff at a Silver Lake 7-Eleven

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    Police Shoot Machete-Wielding Suspect in Silver Lake

    Someone called police about an unstable man with a machete. What happened next led to a shooting and a stand off in Silver Lake. (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

    A report of a man with a knife and machete led to a shooting and standoff at a 7-Eleven Tuesday night northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

    Officers were called about 6:45 p.m. to the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Temple Street, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez. A 911 caller said a man was threatening housemates with a knife and machete. 

    "Upon arrival, an officer-involved shooting occurred," Lopez said.

    The man then ran into a nearby 7-Eleven, still holding at least one knife. Lt. Chris Ramirez said officer used less-lethal weapons and took the man into custody.

    No officers were injured.

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