Suspect in custody after doctor, 2 nurses stabbed in Encino – Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police responded to a hospital stabbing Friday and took three victims to a nearby trauma center with unspecified injuries.
A man stabbed a doctor and two nurses at an Encino hospital before barricading himself in a room for several hours, according to authorities. The victims are stable and being treated at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
LAPD Valley Traffic Division officers investigated a report of a possible traffic collision on Ventura Boulevard. The alleged attacker entered to “seek treatment” after this reported car crash. However, this was a ruse to allow him entrance into the hospital.
Police cornered the suspect alone in the emergency room of an Encino hospital, and a standoff with the suspect lasted for hours before the man was taken into custody. The motive for the attack is unknown, police said.
A tactical team barricaded the suspect inside a closet and forced him out. A special weapons and tactics team used specialized equipment to approach the suspect in a safer way while still having partial control of their body.
Police spent four hours and utilized several officers in an attempt to arrest the perpetrator. The suspect was then taken to another hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
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