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Man with sword shot, killed by deputies in Lancaster

Authorities investigate a deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

February 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A man was shot and killed in Lancaster after allegedly threatening a deputy with a sword.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on the 44000 block of Spearman Avenue.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said authorities were serving a narcotics search warrant when a 68-year-old man suddenly came out of a bedroom armed with a sword and raised it toward a deputy.

The man was shot multiple times. No deputies were injured.

Three other people inside the home were taken into custody.

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