Riverside County deputy shoots knife-wielding man

Police opened fire after the suspect reportedly refused to cooperate

POSTED: 07:23 AM PDT Jul 10, 2013    UPDATED: 07:35 AM PDT Jul 10, 2013 
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Cabazon, Calif. -

Authorities say a Riverside County sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man who refused to drop a knife.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says it happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Railroad Avenue between the communities of Cabazon and Whitewater.

Sgt. Lisa McConnell says deputies were searching for the man because they had received a tip that he was armed with knives.

She says when a deputy spotted and tried to contact the man, he brandished a knife and came toward the deputy, ignoring orders to drop the weapon.

The deputy shot him. His name hasn't been released.