Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Security Guard at Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica Police Department presence near the Third Street Promenade after reports of shots fired. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

Man who approached armored truck shot, taken into custody

By Sam Catanzaro

A security guard opened fire at a knife-wielding suspect who approached an armored truck near the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica Friday morning.

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According to the Santa Monica Police Department, on Friday, August 16 at approximately 11:15 am near the area of 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue, a male suspect approached an armored truck wielding a knife. The security officer shot at the suspect three times. 

The suspect, who fled the scene, has been taken into custody by the SMPD according to a 12:16 p.m. tweet from the department.

The SMPD is asking the public to avoid the area as the investigation is ongoing.

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