LAPD officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man in Northridge

A Los Angeles Police Department Officer shot and killed a man who allegedly charged at officers with a knife in the Northridge area of Los Angeles Sunday.

It all started just before 11:20 a.m. in the area of Canby Avenue and Chase Street. Police said they approached a man in his 20s standing outside an apartment building. Police tried to approach the man, though why, it was not immediately clear. 

That's when officers said the man grabbed a knife and came at them, before one officer shot at him. 

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Officers gave the man first aid until Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were able to get there, but they pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

A knife recovered from the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Northridge. (Photo courtesy of @LAPDPIO via X)

The area was closed for several hours while police investigated. Police shared a photo of a knife allegedly found at the scene. The LAPD is still investigating the shooting.