Deputies open fire after responding to report of man wielding machete in South LA

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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies opened fire after responding to a report of a man wielding a machete in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies opened fire after responding to a report of a man wielding a machete in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 6:40 a.m. near the intersection of Graham Ave and East 92nd Street, after the suspect allegedly threatened employees at a nearby business, a sheriff's spokesperson said.

Authorities declined to confirm whether the suspect was shot in the confrontation. No deputies were injured.

Video from AIR7 HD showed more than a dozen evidence markers in the middle of the the street at the scene, between a residential block and nearby railroad tracks.