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Police fire beanbag at knife-wielding suspect in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE – Police fired a non-lethal bean bag at a knife-wielding man near the Silver Lake Library this afternoon after the suspect advanced on officers, according to police.

The man was being examined by paramedics after being hit in the torso, said Sgt. David Armas with the LAPD Northeast Division.  Police were called to the 2400 block of Glendale Boulevard at about 1:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a suicidal man, Armas said.

No further details were available.

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16 comments

  1. Is it the heat? What’s with all the violence lately?

  2. Ted the Realtor

    Ethnicity of the knife-wielding man please?

    • this one i’m betting crazy white guy. mexicans do gang violence, white people do unhinged psychosis

    • There’s only one race who gets the benefit of the doubt from cops.

      • I recently caught a cop’s body-camera video of a white guy walking the cop down while repeatedly defying almost monotonous orders to “Stop! Or I’ll SHOOT!” Not only did the suspect ignore the cops orders he actually lunges at the backpedaling officer a couple of times as the patrol car recedes in the distance. I sometimes wonder what officers would do if they were ONLY armed with non-lethal force? Only Protect and Serve?

    • Ethnicity of Ted the Realtor please?

    • Ted The Realtor

      Ethnicity of the Ted The Realtor imposter?

  3. So there’s such a thing as a Lethal Beanbag?

  4. friendly tuxedo cat

    Wonder if the LA Public Library and outlying branches have had to train their staffs in how to deal with the homeless and mentally ill ~ given the increase in homelessness in LA, summer heat, and the lack of public bathrooms.

    • I worked in a library. I never did. We had security guards that took care of that. One time, some guy decided to take off all his clothes, and run laps inside, by the stacks. Good times.

  5. should have shot him and covered it up later……rookie mistake

  6. What do you know it is possible to stop someone with a knife using non lethal force.

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