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Police: Knife-wielding suspect dies after shooting

Los Angeles police shot and killed a suspect armed with a knife in the heart of the Hollywood tourist district.

The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. Friday after the Los Angeles Police Department received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

LAPD spokeswoman Meghan Aguilar says the man had a knife and was shot while he was approaching officers.

Police say he was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

No officers were injured.

The Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1z6RnWc) that the shooting temporarily closed the busy intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, just steps from the Walk of Fame and near popular restaurants and nightclubs.

KESQ News Team

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