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Police shoot man chasing kids at California sports complex

  • Girls' soccer coach Jose Sanchez poses for a photo in his office in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Friday, March 10, 2017. Sanchez witnessed police shoot and kill a man who was chasing people with what looked like a broken wine bottle at a sports complex on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

    Girls' soccer coach Jose Sanchez poses for a photo in his office in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Friday, March 10, 2017. Sanchez witnessed police shoot and kill a man who was chasing people with what looked like a broken wine bottle at a sports complex on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Huntington Beach Central Park Sports Complex is seen empty in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, March 10, 2017. A man was shot and killed by police officers shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Police say 200 people were at the complex when the man reportedly carrying a bat and broken bottle was shot by two officers. The mother told KCBS-TV on Thursday that she had struggled with her son's drug abuse issues and sought help for him after he was held in a psych ward last year. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

    The Huntington Beach Central Park Sports Complex is seen empty in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, March 10, 2017. A man was shot and killed by police officers shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Police say 200 people were at the complex when the man reportedly carrying a bat and broken bottle was shot by two officers. The mother told KCBS-TV on Thursday that she had struggled with her son's drug abuse issues and sought help for him after he was held in a psych ward last year. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)  (The Associated Press)

A man reportedly chasing children around a Southern California sports complex was shot and killed by two police officers.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy tells The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2n74cCe ) that there were reports that the man was holding a bat and broken bottle before he was shot Thursday night.

The shooting occurred when the man ran up bleachers where there were parents.

The police chief says there were about 200 people present.

The 45-acre park has eight softball fields and seven soccer fields as well as batting cages and playgrounds.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com