A man armed with a sword was killed and two police officers injured by gunfire at a Church of Scientology in California, authorities say.

Police gave few details but said the man entered the Los Angeles church with a "very large sword" on Wednesday.

Two police officers attended and the suspect was fatally shot in the head, Inglewood Police told US media.

The officers also suffered injuries, with one shot in the hand and the other in the arm, the LA Times reported.

Detectives were still trying to establish whether the suspect - who arrived at the church in a white Bentley - had a gun, Inglewood Police Lt Oscar Mejia told reporters on Wednesday.

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