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Man killed by Scientology guard

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The scene of the shooting

A security guard has shot and killed a man on the grounds of a Hollywood building owned by the Scientology church, Los Angeles police say.

Reports say the unidentified man arrived at the Scientology Celebrity Centre wielding swords.

Police are questioning the security guard to determine whether the shooting was justified.

The building, in the style of a French castle, serves as a meeting place for artists and performers.

The Church of Scientology was established in 1945 by science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard.

It claims 10 million members worldwide, including celebrity devotees Tom Cruise and John Travolta.



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