LOS ANGELES (WHDH) - Los Angeles police were forced to use rubber bullets and a taser on a man who they say was panhandling in a parking lot Thursday while holding a machete.

Officers responding to a report of a man panhandling while holding a machete said they confronted the man but he ignored their commands. In an attempt to diffuse the situation, police said they shot the man with rubber bullets and used a taser on him before placing him under arrest.

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