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Woman armed with knife shot by LAPD in downtown

Friday, October 11, 2013
Police officers shot a woman who was armed with a knife in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Police officers shot a woman who was armed with a knife in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (KABC Photo)

Police officers shot a woman who was armed with a knife on Friday in downtown Los Angeles.

Authorities say officers responded to a disturbance call at the St. George Hotel on the 100 block of East Third Street just before 1 p.m. The hotel is used for housing for the homeless.

Officers went to a room on the fifth floor, and the woman opened the door armed with a knife.

An officer-involved shooting occurred, and the woman, who is in her 50s, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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