A suspect in the stabbing of an Panorama City hospital employee was on the loose Monday night according to the authorities.
Police arrived at the scene at about 6:41 p.m. to an incident of an assault using the use of a deadly weapon by an individual who was wielding knife, according to the officer Annie Hernandez, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson. Police attended for Mission Community Hospital in the 14800 block of Roscoe Boulevard.
They discovered one victim who had been attacked with a knife, Hernandez said.
Craig Garner, a hospital spokesperson The victim was later identified as an employee of the hospital and claimed the incident took place away from the hospital.”The employee was subsequently transferred to a stable condition to a different facility,” Garner said.
Police were still at the scene on Monday night , after conducting a thorough search to ensure the safety of hospital personnel according to Garner. The hospital’s officials are continuing to follow employees injured in the accident’s condition.”The employee was transported to a stable hospital,” Garner said.
The police were at the scene on Monday night, after conducting a search make sure that the hospital is safe according to Garner. The hospital will track the injured worker’s condition.Hospital officials aren’t sure whether the attacker and the employee had a connection or if the attack is random Garner said.
Firefighters arrived around 7. p.m. and took the victim to the trauma center, said Nicholas Prange, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.
The suspect was identified as an Latino male, perhaps 40-50 years old, 5 feet seven inches tall, 140 pounds. He was also wearing a hoodie, shirt backpack and hat, all dressed in black Hernandez said.
His identity was unknown the woman said.
The suspect fled, and his whereabouts are unknown on Monday night.