CALABASAS, Calif. (KABC) -- Police shot and killed a suspect armed with a knife outside the popular Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas Wednesday night.
The events unfolded around 7:30 p.m. when officers received a call about a man armed with a machete on Avenue San Luis. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspect had attacked someone with the machete outside of a McDonald's.
The victim was able to disarm the suspect of the machete, but the suspect then pulled out a knife.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect running toward the Sagebrush Cantina parking lot. Officers deployed a Taser twice, but the suspect then turned toward them with the knife, prompting them to open fire.
The suspect, only described as a man in his 50s, was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital where he later died.
As for the victim of the machete attack, they did not sustain any serious injuries.
No officers were injured.
Local residents say it is a surprising occurrence at a popular nightlife spot in a community known for being safe.
Alexia Cardenas was waiting near the Old Town Calabasas restaurant to pick up a friend who works at the Sagebrush. Her friend had called earlier in a panic, asking to be brought home after the shooting unfolded near the restaurant.
"It's insane," Cardenas said. "Calabasas is known for being safe. Recently things have been getting out of hand."