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Police shoot man armed with knife in Highland Park

A man armed with a knife was shot and wounded Saturday afternoon by officers in LA’s Highland Park area, police said. 

Officers responded at about 12:30 p.m. to the 800 block of North Nolden Street in the community northeast of downtown Los Angeles after receiving a report of an assault with a deadly weapon Officers encountered a man in a stairwell who advanced toward them with a large knife, police said. 

Officers opened fire, wounding the man. The 51-year-old man was hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

No officers were injured. 

A large knife was recovered at the scene. 

Nearby streets were expected to remain closed for hours due to the investigation. 

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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