Knife-wielding man shot during confrontation with Long Beach police


A knife-wielding man who allegedly stabbed a woman was shot during a confrontation with police Wednesday, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Officers responded to a stabbing call in the 300 block of 69th Way shortly before 9 a.m., the LBPD said.

When police arrived, they confronted a man holding a knife inside a residence. When the man refused to drop the knife, officers opened fire.

Police said the man had stabbed a woman he knew prior to the officers’ arrival. Her injuries were described as non-life threatening.

The man and woman were taken to the hospital.  No officers were injured.

Homicide detectives were investigating the incident.

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