LOS ANGELES — A sword-wielding man was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday after running from police and climbing over a fence surrounding a high school, 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 three-foot 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 campus around 9:10 a.m., which is less than a mile from the home. The man had climbed over the fence to get onto the school grounds.