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California Officers Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Samurai Sword

March 12, 2015  | 

A typical samurai sword.
A typical samurai sword.

A man who was shot to death by police in Ontario, Calif., after approaching them with a samurai-style sword died in a case of “suicide by cop,” officials said Wednesday.

The man, whose identity was not being released until his next of kin were notified, had called Ontario police before the confrontation Tuesday night and said that “he wanted to die, he had a gun, he was going to shoot,” Ontario police Sgt. Jeff Higbee told the Los Angeles Times.

Officers went to the scene and found the man inside his parked truck with the lights off. When the officers pulled behind him in their own car, the man “took off,” Higbee said.

The chase ended about five minutes later at Fern Avenue and Phillips Street, Higbee said. When the man emerged from the car, he was carrying a samurai-type sword, Higbee said.

The man began to walk up to the officers and didn’t obey their commands to stop, Higbee said.


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Davis Sanborn @ 3/13/2015 2:39 PM

Sad result. Hot lead trumps cold steel.

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