CHP officer fatally shoots man with knife in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a man who came at them with a knife in Santa Monica.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Lisa Jansen says the shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Monday along Pico Boulevard near Interstate 10.

Jansen says CHP officers initially responded following reports of a pedestrian walking on the interstate.  They later spotted the man on surface streets and approached him.

Jansen says officers opened fire when the man, armed with a knife, approached them and refused orders to stop.  The suspect was hit by gunfire and pronounced dead at a hospital.  He has not been identified.

No officers were hurt.

A stretch of Pico Boulevard was closed during the investigation.

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