WESTLAKE DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect who police said as armed with a knife was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in the Westlake District early Saturday.
Authorities said the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. in the area of 7th Street and Union Avenue. Los Angeles Unified School District had two officers in the area and they came in contact with a man armed with a knife.
The officers fired nonlethal bean bag rounds to stop the suspect, but he ran away. After a short foot chase, the officers and suspect ended up back in the same area.
Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Ramirez said officers filed a second round of bean bags, but eventually the encounter led to an officer-involved shooting.
The suspect was struck, taken into custody and then transported to a hospital, where he underwent surgery, Ramirez said. The suspect's condition was unknown.
The incident happened near a middle school, but authorities said the shooting did not occur anywhere on campus.
The shooting is being investigated by the LAPD and school police.
Suspect armed with knife wounded in Westlake District officer-involved shooting
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