Police officers were seen running into a fast-food restaurant, though witnesses did not actually see what took place.
A stabbing suspect was shot dead and three people were wounded during an altercation and ensuring police response at a Jack in the Box in a busy area of Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon.
Three patients were taken to a hospital with stab wounds — two of them in critical condition and one with injuries that were not life-threatening — according to Los Angeles police at the scene. The suspect was dead from a gunshot wound, police said after confirming that an officer-involved shooting had occurred.
The call came into the Los Angeles Fire Department at 1:58 p.m. from the 1400 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. She initially said four people had a mix of gunshot wounds and stab wounds; with two of those hospitalized had stab wounds.
The person who died was dead when first responders got there, she said. Stewart would not confirm if that person was the suspect.
Graphic video taken by a witness inside a Jack in the Box appeared to show two victims with bloody wounds. One of the victims was seated in a chair and another was on the floor, an officer kneeling over his back.
Another graphic video sent to KTLA showed a man stabbing at a woman on a street corner across from the Jack in the Box, in front of a Groundwork Coffee location. The woman appeared to be walking down the street when the man swung at her.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed police interviewing restaurant employees.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado said officers were responding to a report of a stabbing at Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards, but she had no details on the investigation. She confirmed an officer-involved shooting took place, but also had no information on that.
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