HOLLYWOOD - A man wielding two swords through a Church of Scientology parking lot was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a security guard, authorities said.

The shooting happened at noon after security guards encountered the man in the lot of the Scientology Celebrity Centre International, 5930 Franklin Ave., said Officer Karen Smith, Los Angeles Police Department.

Smith said a guard had first asked the man to leave. But the man then lunged at him with the swords.

Smith said the shooting appears to be self-defense, though the security guard is being detained during the police investigation.

Authorities did not have any information on the dead man.

- Daily News




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