LAPD Shoots Man After Hollywood Stabbing Rampage

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Los Angeles police officers fatal­ly shot a man inside a Holly­wood fast food restau­rant after he alleged­ly stabbed multi­ple people, Los Angeles Police Depart­ment officials said 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, who works out of the network’s build­ing on Sunset, witnessed some of the chaos, report­ing on Twitter that she saw a male suspect 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 report­ed­ly entered the Jack in the Box restau­rant on the corner and start­ed stabbing people inside, accord­ing to LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez.

Officers respond­ing to the assault with a deadly weapon call confront­ed the suspect inside the restau­rant, “at which time an (officer-involved shoot­ing) occurred,” Ramirez said. “The suspect went down and was taken into custody.”

LAPD Sgt. Frank Preci­ado confirmed later from the crime scene that the suspect had died from his injuries.

Police officials said three people were stabbed during the incident. Two were trans­port­ed to local hospi­tals, Ramirez said, adding that the inves­ti­ga­tion was ongoing.

Korbyn Gomez, a student at the L.A. Film School, just across the street from the shoot­ing scene, said he saw the suspect approach­ing the area, armed with a knife.

“I had seen him (the suspect) walking with a big … bloody knife,” Gomez said from the scene Tuesday. “It was a butcher knife. He was 15 feet away from me.

“I got away. You could tell he was going to give it to anyone who was near.”

At least one of the stabbings report­ed­ly took place outside the restau­rant.

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