At approximately 11:15 (local time) on Friday, August 16, a male suspect armed with a knife attempted to burglarize an armored truck in the area of 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica (Los Angeles county, California state). A nearby security officer shot at the suspect three times; it is unclear if the man was struck. No casualties were immediately reported.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and police have advised the public to avoid the affected area until further notice. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the incident site over the coming hours.
Individuals in Santa Monica (California state) are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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