Scientologist security guard shoots sword-wielding man

This bizarre tale comes to us courtesy of the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say a security guard at a Scientology building has shot and killed a sword-wielding man.
Officer April Harding said the man approached the guard in the parking lot of the Scientology Celebrity Centre International around noon Sunday. Harding said the guard “felt threatened for his life” and fired at the unidentified man. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Homicide detectives have cordoned off the building in Hollywood to investigate.
A Scientology spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.

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  • MEST

    Scientologist security guard carry guns?! Wow! Scary. This is incredibly disturbing please keep us posted.

  • Detective Wendi Berndt told the Los Angeles Times the man had been involved with the church in the past.

    “There was a previous relationship, but it is unclear to what degree,” Berndt said.

  • MEST

    I thought the Guardian’s office swore off shootings. Lol.

  • Any update on this incident? Does the shooter jailed for his crime, i hope so.