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Woman shot by LAPD officers was holding knife, police say

October 11, 2013|By Tony Barboza

Los Angeles police said they shot and wounded a woman inside a downtown building Friday after she answered the door holding a knife.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of East 3rd Street about 1 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French.

Officers went to a room on the fifth floor of the building and announced themselves, French said. A woman who appeared to be in her 50s opened the door armed with a knife and officers opened fire, striking her, he said.

The woman was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not available.

No officers were injured in the incident, French said.

Authorities did not identify the woman or the officers involved in the shooting.

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tony.barboza@latimes.com

Twitter: @tonybarboza

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