The man resisted the order to stop him and disarm him at Esteban Torres School

A sheriff shoots a man with a sword in a school in East L.A.

A man armed with a sword was killed by a sheriff in a Los Angeles school.

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A man armed with a sword was shot dead by a sheriff at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, where the subject ran after officers tried to stop him at his family's house, authorities said.

A family called 911 twice around 8:35 a.m. and reported that a family member was violating a restraining order and causing disturbances, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

Agents arrived at the 900 block of Miller Avenue to find a man holding a 3-foot-long sword in front of the family's house, said Lieutenant Brandon Dean.

The man did not follow orders to drop the gun and ran to high school, where a fence jumped, Dean said. The campus is located approximately half a mile from the family's residence.

Officers chased the man and ended up in the "lunch area" of Torres High School, where he advanced toward them, while still holding the sword, Dean said.

That was when an agent opened fire on the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Department. Officials have not revealed his identity.

It is not clear if there were students or staff in the area at the time, but Dean said investigators planned to interview students who may have witnessed the shooting. None of them were threatened in the attack, the lieutenant added.

The incident caused a closure on campus. No student, school employee or deputy was injured in the incident, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The Los Angeles School Police Department emphasized that there was no threat of an active shooter. The incident did not affect nearby schools, the Police Department added.


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