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LA deputy opens fire on knife-wielding man

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in an unincorporated area of Arcadia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.

January 11, 2011 12:53:20 AM PST
A man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in an unincorporated area of Arcadia on Monday night.Authorities said they were responding to a domestic violence call at 8:20 p.m. A woman had reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her.

Deputies say the man was with a pit bull and became hostile when they tried to talk to him. When the suspect, who was allegedly holding a knife, began to advance toward the officers, one deputy fired two shots at the suspect.

A knife was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

No deputies were hurt in the incident.