Whittier police fatally shoot man who abducted family at knifepoint

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A man has died after being shot by police in Whittier on Monday night. (KABC)

A man has died after being shot by police in Whittier on Monday night.

The incident began when the man abducted his estranged wife and two children at knifepoint during a custody exchange in the lobby of the Whittier Police Station.

After forcing his family members into a vehicle, the suspect drove them to a separate location in Whittier before eventually getting out of the car and threatening his 4-year-old daughter with the knife.

That's when police opened fire, hitting the man at least once. He later died in the hospital.

The wife and two children were unharmed.
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