A man who allegedly approached security officers while armed with a sharp object was shot in a hand Tuesday outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
The shooting was reported about 2:15 p.m. at the federal courthouse at 350 W. First Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
"An individual holding a sharp object approached court security officers and an ensuing altercation led to a court security officer-involved shooting," according to a statement from FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. "The individual sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening and he is being treated at a local hospital."
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The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service were investigating the shooting, with assistance from the LAPD. First Street was closed to traffic between Broadway and Hill Street following the shooting.