A stretch of Highway 101 in Belmont was closed early Sunday after an officer-involved shooting entangled California Highway Patrol officers and a knife-wielding man, CHP officer John Fransen said.
The shooting happened just north of Ralston Avenue on northbound 101 around 2 a.m. when law enforcement officials were notified of a pedestrian walking across all lanes of northbound and southbound 101, Fransen said.
Police attempted to subdue the pedestrian and bring him to safety — at one time deploying a Taser — but the pedestrian resisted. Fransen then said the pedestrian pulled out a knife, raised the weapon over his head and lunged toward an officer, prompting the officer to open fire.
Northbound 101 was closed for several hours while police investigated the scene before being reopened around 7 a.m., Fransen said.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital to be treated for life threatening injuries, Fransen said.
The Belmont Police Department is taking over the investigation, Fransen said.