SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police shot a man who refused to stop when ordered, then tried to stab an officer in a confrontation in Southcrest, police said Sunday.
The shooting, in response to a report of a man with a gun, occurred at or near 38th and Alpha streets about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, and medics took the wounded man to a hospital, police said.
The man who was shot did not stop when an officer told him to, according to police statement.
When an officer tried to grab the man, he tried to stab him with a knife, police said.
The wounded man, whose name was unavailable, was believed to be in his 20s. Police said they had not verified his name, and no hospital condition was available. No police officers were hurt.
Six rural school districts as well as two schools in San Diego County's eastern region were closed Tuesday and around 30,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power because of powerful Santa Ana winds and elevated risk of wildfires.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.
Santa Ana winds continued Tuesday to plague firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as officials re-emphasized to evacuated residents that they must stay away until the area has been declared safe.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.