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April 13, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Workers at a West Covina Home Depot were offered grief counseling Friday after a man tried to cut off his arms with a saw Wednesday. Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man, whom West Covina police described as being in his 50s. He was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into the Home Depot shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” Lopez said earlier.
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September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
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November 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic dispute in South Gate late Saturday, according to authorities. The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of San Luis Avenue shortly after 10 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident. South Gate police responded to a 911 call that a man and woman were fighting, according to the sheriff's statement. Officers said when they arrived at the scene, the man was uncooperative and ran away.
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July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
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September 3, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A man has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood in Irvine, police said. The man's condition was not known. The shooting in the 1100 block of Crested Bird occurred at about 10:40 a.m., said Sgt. Scott McClellan with the Irvine Police Department. No officers were injured in the shooting, McClellan said. There was no additional information on the man who was shot or what prompted the incident. ALSO: Rick Caruso gets permit to moor mega-yacht in Newport Beach Infant who drowned in a bathtub is identified; autopsy pending Rim fire: Pot-growing operation near Yosemite may have sparked blaze adolfo.flores@latimes.com Follow Adolfo Flores on Twitter . 
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A 20-year-old man in Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs in a bet with friends, news reports say. The man reportedly ate more than two dozen eggs in one sitting after friends dared him to do it, according to news.com.au . Shortly after swallowing the raw eggs, the man complained of severe stomach pains and his friends called an ambulance to the scene just outside of Kairouan, Tunisia. Tunisia's Shems FM radio station said on Wednesday that “doctors were called ... but he died before medical assistance could reach him.” The official cause of death has not been determined.
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April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
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August 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A 46-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested Thursday, covered in blood, after he allegedly stabbed his sister-in-law to death with a machete. The man's wife and teenage son also suffered stab and slashing wounds to their chest, KTLA-TV reported. The man, who was not immediately identified, surrendered without incident after police, responding to a domestic violence call, arrived at a home in the 2300 block of North Davidson Drive at about 6 p.m. There they found the man in the backyard covered in blood with the machete, investigators said.
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