LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man wielding a sword Wednesday on the grounds of a high school after a foot pursuit, authorities said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said no students or faculty were targeted or injured in the shooting, which occurred outside Esteban Torres High School in unincorporated East Los Angeles.
Deputies were called to a home shortly after 8:30 a.m. for a family disturbance and a restraining order violation, Dean said. A man, who was alleged to have violated the restraining order, was holding the 3-foot (0.91 meters) long sword outside the home and ignored deputies’ commands to drop the weapon.
The man took off running, Dean said, and the chase ended inside the high school’s fenced