LOS ANGELES - A homeless man carrying a hatchet was shot by Los Angeles police Thursday in Sun Valley, but the man's condition was not immediately known.
The details were not immediately available, although the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed there was a shooting involving at least one officer. SkyFOX was over the scene near the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Saticoy Street where the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating the area.
According to police, officers responded to the area of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Saticoy Street Thursday afternoon in response to a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon.
In video obtained by FOX 11, a man can be seen carrying a small hatchet as he interacted with police and walked toward officers. The video shows officers appearing to fire less-than-lethal rounds at the man, to no avail, eventually leading to the shooting.
It was unclear if any officers were injured.
Laurel Canyon was closed in both directions during the afternoon rush hour as a large number of police gathered at the scene.
No further information is available at this time.