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Man armed with knife killed by Glendale police, authorities say

January 5, 2012 |  3:44 pm

Homicides reported near Glendale shooting scene
A man allegedly armed with a knife was killed Thursday afternoon in a confrontation with Glendale police.

The incident began about 1 p.m in the 1700 block of Riverside Drive when the man's girlfriend called 911, saying that her boyfriend was violent and wanted to commit suicide, according to Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department.

Officers responded, and the man lunged at them with the knife, Lorenz said. One of the officers fired his handgun at least once,  fatally wounding the man.

"It appears, based on the statements at the scene and the evidence, that this was a suicide by cop," Lorenz told The Times.

At least two homicides have been reported within two miles of Thursday's shooting scene, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

No additional details were immediately available.


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Map shows homicides reported within two miles of Thursday's shooting scene. Credit: Times Homicide Report