ROSEMEAD — Deputies shot and killed a woman who attacked them with a hammer at an office on Valley Blvd., authorities said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials initially described the woman as being in her 40s.
The shooting took place about 3:40 p.m. at the Asian Pacific Family Center, 9353 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Tom McNeal said.
Deputies responded to a report of an apparently mentally disturbed woman “sitting in the lobby with a hammer in lap,” the lieutenant said.
Three deputies arrived and tried to detain the women, but she attacked them with the hammer, he said.
A deputy tried to shock the woman with a Taser but it failed to stop her, McNeal said.
The woman continued her attack on the deputies, and one of the shot her fatally.
The building was evacuated during the investigation.