Two Whittier (CA) Police Department officers fatally shot a man after he charged at them with a machete on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The incident began at about 6 a.m. in the area of Penn Street and Painter Avenue when police responded to a report of an armed man walking down the street in a threatening manner.
The suspect picked up a stick, threw it and struck one of the officers, according to Lt. Steve Jauch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
"At some point ... the man charged at them with a machete," prompting the police to open fire, the lieutenant said.
The suspect was transported to a hospital, where he later died. He was not immediately identified. Neither officer was injured, KABC TV reports.