Man with knife shot by officers in Watts, LAPD says

WATTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police officers shot and wounded a man who had apparently attacked another person with a knife in Watts Tuesday evening.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 109th Street. Police were called to the scene for a report of assault by a man armed with a knife.

Officers first attempted to detain the suspect with less-lethal munitions and then fired their weapons, striking the suspect, according to the LAPD. He was brought to a local hospital for surgery.

The victim of the initial assault sustained minor injuries, police said.

No officers were injured. Investigators say they recovered two knives at the scene.
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