Riverside County Deputies Shoot And Kill Man Wielding A Knife

Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suicidal man wielding a knife in Coachella early Sunday.

The Sheriff's department says three officers responded to a call at a house just after 3 a.m. and found the distressed man in the kitchen holding a knife.

The officers approached the man, ordering him to put the knife down.

The man complied, but then grabbed a second knife and moved toward the officers. Fearing for their safety they opened fire, striking the man.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It was unclear how many shots were fired or where the subject was hit.

The man's identity was not immediately released.

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