Man shot by deputy at Santa Monica metro station

LOS ANGELES - A man was shot after deputies opened fire at an Expo Line station in Santa Monica Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at the Downtown Santa Monica Metro Station located at Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue just before 1 p.m., according to Ramon Montenegro with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Transit Services Bureau.

He did not have any additional information about what led up to the shooting of a person he called a "suspect," including what offense the individual was suspected of committing.

A man lying on the ground of the station's platform was taken away by stretcher into an ambulance around 1:15

Paramedics tend to a man shot on at a Metro station in Santa Monica on Oct. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Paramedics tend to a man shot on at a Metro station in Santa Monica on Oct. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

p.m., Sky5 aerial footage showed. Paramedics were tending to the injured man, who appeared to have been bleeding.

His condition was not immediately known.

No deputies were injured in the incident, Montenegro said.

There was a heightened police response around the station, which was cordoned off, the footage showed.

The station, which is a short distance away from the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica City Hall, is temporarily closed due to the police activity, Metro tweeted.

Trains will be turned back to the stop at 17th Street near Santa Monica City College, according to the tweet.

Check back for updates on this developing story.