HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Tuesday, May 2, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department shot a male suspect accused of assaulting a woman, then stabbing another person near the Vermont/Beverly Metro Station.
At around 9:42 a.m., the LAPD responded to a report about a male suspect – whose age and name have not been disclosed – reportedly was involved in a “physical altercation” with a woman on a train platform. The suspect fled to the street level and brandished a knife towards one man, then proceeded to stab another man before police arrived.
“He attempted to flee northbound on Vermont and that’s where officers made contact with the suspect … and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” LAPD Sergeant Leticia Ruiz said during a news briefing.
Officers opened fire when the suspect – wearing gray pants, a black shirt, and carrying a black backpack – reportedly lunged towards them from behind a parked car, KTLA reported. A knife was recovered at the scene of the shooting.
The suspect and the stabbing victim were taken to local hospitals and are listed in stable condition.
There is no additional information about a motive or of a connection between the individuals involved at this time.