Officers with the Inglewood (CA) Police Department shot and killed a sword-wielding man who had entered the lobby of the Church of Scientology Wednesday afternoon. Two officers were struck by gunfire in the incident—one in the hand and one in the arm.
According to KTLA-TV, the subject arrived at the church in a white Bentley and entered the lobby of the building. A confrontation ensued and police were called.
The assailant was struck by gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
In a statement, the Church of Scientology thanked Inglewood police for their quick response and protecting its parishioners and staffers.
"These officers are doing a heroic job protecting the community and keeping houses of worship safe against hate crimes," the church wrote. "We have offered our full support to the authorities who are investigating this incident."