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HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – Hollywood Police said one of their officers was forced to shoot a knife wielding man inside a church Wednesday just before noon Wednesday.

Investigators said they received a 911 call informing them the man was trying to stab someone inside Luther Memorial Lutheran Church at 1925 North State Road 7.

“Upon arrival, an officer encountered a subject inside the bible classroom still armed with a knife,” said Lt. Norris Redding, of Hollywood Police Department. “Fearing for the officers safety and others involved, the officer had to discharge his weapon at which time the subject was struck and transported to Hollywood Memorial Regional.”

Hours later, police said they were questioning the man at the hospital, but did not identify him. Hollywood Police did tell CBS4 News that he is about 27-years-old and was shot in the torso area.

Investigators also would not say how many people were in the bible classroom when the incident occurred.

Congregation members leaving the church refused to say anything about the case. A woman who answered the phone for the church said they are sworn to secrecy.

This is the second police involved shooting in Hollywood in the last two weeks.

Comments (6)
  1. Chris Decker says:

    That used to be my church…Wow! This is horrible…Right in front of a church!

  2. Noel says:

    Mike, your so rude and inconsiderate. Its people like you who don’t appreciate cops for what they do, until you need them the most.

  3. Jim says:

    Take Mike for what he is…ignorant

  4. Mark Duper says:

    Cops are a bunch of thugs with guns, brainless people that do nothing instead of sit underneath a tree all day and drink de-caf and eat donuts. Did the cop get on his knees and bend over the other cops at the rectory before he shot this person?

    1. Jane Doe says:

      What about the guy with the knife who was trying to kill someone? Did he miss church or bible study class when they taught the 10 commandments?

  5. Colton Mitchell says:

    Do you feel that Syria spying on dissidents?

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