SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. - A man who was spotted walking on the side of the freeway with a knife is at the hospital after CHP says an officer shot him in Upland Friday afternoon.
CHP responded to a call in the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near San Antonio Avenue a little before 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, CHP says the man was standing in the center median with a knife in his hand.
CHP said officers on scene gave the man several commands to drop the knife.
"As our officer was giving him those commands, he approached our officer very quickly and in an aggressive manner, at which point, our officer discharged several rounds at the subject," said Dan Olivas with CHP.
The shooting shut down eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway for hours.
An Upland resident stopped to see what was happening.
"The EMTs and everyone did a great job," said Jay Yerman, the Upland resident. "There were three or four different people giving CPR for quite a bit of time. It was sort of impressive to see.
The tense incident prompted a complete shutdown on the 10 Freeway between Euclid and Central Avenue. Drivers in the area were stuck for hours.
"We don't know what's going on. It's crazy," said commuter Reggie Butler. "Run out of gas, GPS trippin', everything going haywire, traffic blocked off. Everywhere I do have been driving around in circles all day."
Reggie and many people around here were surprised to learn what had actually happened. The suspect was taken to an area hospital his condition is unknown.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has been brought in to conduct an investigation into the CHP officer-involved shooting.