Deputies Shoot Allegedly Knife-Wielding Man in Lake Forest Area

LAKE FOREST (CNS) – A man allegedly armed with a knife was shot today by at least one Orange County sheriff’s deputy in the Lake Forest area.

The shooting occurred about 2:45 a.m. Thursday in the 24000 block of Calle Vecindad, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, the sheriff’s department reported. His name was not immediately released.

Deputies went to the location shortly before midnight on a report that a truck had crashed into parked vehicles on a residential street, and the driver was refusing to get out of the truck, according to the sheriff’s department.

“When deputies arrived, they located a man locked in a dark-colored truck with a knife,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

“The deputies were able to call the man’s cell phone, and for almost three hours, deputies and the OC Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiations Team talked with the man,” the statement said. “At approximately 2:45 a.m., the man exited the vehicle holding the knife and charged at deputies,” prompting the shooting.

The man was shot multiple times, and a knife was recovered at the scene, the sheriff’s department reported.

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